Movie: Due Date

By admin
10 December 2010

Comedy.

With ROBERT DOWNEY JNR, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS and JAMIE FOXX.

Director: Todd Phillips.

16SLD.

Opens 15 December.

Rating: 3/5

What’s it about?

A neurotic actor is chewing his nails with worry about not making it to Los Angeles in time to witness the birth of his first child. Then he’s forced to take a useless, bearded oaf with him for the drive.

Who will enjoy it?

Anyone who thinks The Hangover is the coolest buddy comedy ever. This is another take on misguided friendship as a mismatched pair are forced to spend five days together on a cross-country trip and have to survive not just each other but the daily catastrophes of the road.

They soon start growing on each other and learn that friendship can get you through the worst crises, albeit with a grinding of teeth but also a lot of laughs along the way.

The language gets rough, there’s drug-taking and some of the situations are cruel and funny only in a creepy way. Not for anyone who’s easily shocked by daring situations but it’s a stomach-achingly funny movie – and very daring and naughty.

Wait for DVD?

No. It’s the crazy run-up to Christmas and everyone’s smiling and letting their hair down. It’s best enjoyed with a bunch of your best buddies. You may laugh so much it will help to have a good friend at your side in case you choke on your popcorn.

Similar films

The Hangover; Greenberg.

Popcorn facts

*Zacharius Knight Galifianakis failed his final university exam by one point.

*His first comedy appearance was at the back of a hamburger restaurant on New York’s Times Square – people laughed so much they forgot to eat.

*He’s extremely claustrophobic.

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