BEST MOVIES EVER MOVIE REVIEW: DUE DATE
Due Date Movie Review
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Todd Phillips’ Due Date is not the best successor to The Hangover and if you’re expecting it, you’re better of renting Planes, Trains And Automobiles.
Best Movies Ever loved The Hangover, and I guess we were expecting more of the same dark comedy brilliance of Todd Phillips with Due Date. That’s what you get for setting expectation too high. While there’s plenty of funny moments in nearly every scene, it’s just nothing new. We can be pretty twisted with our humor too, but even the scene with Zach Galifianakis having to pleasure himself to fall asleep with a very uncomfortable Robert Downey Jr nearby, didn’t make us laugh either.
Downey plays an architect flying back to Los Angeles to be present at the birth of his child, but an onboard dispute with a colossal imbecile gets him thrown off the plane and onto the no-fly list. Then circumstances force him to have to endure the idiot’s company on a cross-country drive. Zach Galifianakis plays the best he can as the annoying guy, but the script feels like a typical formulaic comedy. That’s something that Phillips has always blown up and excelled at, but this time it feels as if he ran out of steam worrying about getting The Hangover sequel in order.
Robert Downey Jr. gets a little too uptight playing Peter, an architect who’s on edge from the moment he meets Zach Galifianakis’s flaky Ethan at the Atlanta airport. Peter is heading home to L.A. for the impending birth of his child, while aspiring actor Ethan is determined to guest-star on his favorite show, “Two and a Half Men.”
Ethan’s antics get them both kicked off the plane, though Peter’s wallet remains on board. If he wants to get to California before his wife goes into labor, he’ll have to hitch a ride with Ethan. Peter’s already fighting to keep his temper in check, but he has no idea how bad things are going to get.
Granted, there are a few good laughs along the way, but we expect so much more from Todd Phillips, who’s brought us everything from Road Trip to Starsky & Hutch, which was another one we liked.
Best Movies Ever Rating: B-
Due Date suffers from falling into another formulaic comedy which is something Todd Phillips has always blown up rather than adhere to.
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