Due Date is director Todd Phillips’ follow up to smash hit The Hangover. The film follows a soon to be dad doing everything in his power to get home to see the birth of his child.
Expectant father Peter Highman needs to get across country to be there for his kid’s birth. He enlists the aid of a (no doubt crazy) aspiring actor and the two experience highway high jinks!
Heck yeah!!!! Booyah!
Phillips is flying high after the breakout success of The Hangover, and with the man of the hour Robert Downey Jr. playing the lead with Zach Galifianakis playing the crazy aspiring actor, it looks like it may be two in a row for Phillips.
Who’s It For?
I’m thinking it’ll go R, but no official word yet.
Movie Release Date
November 5, 2010.
Who’s In It?
Robert Downey Jr. … Peter Highman
Zach Galifianakis … Ethan Tremblay
Juliette Lewis … Heidi
Michelle Monaghan … Christine Highman
Jamie Foxx … Jim
Two out of the three writers credited with the film have written for the TV series American Dad.
The Hangover, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
What’s Good About It?
Phillips is a very capable director, and while I didn’t love The Hangover, it was a pretty funny movie. Downey has more charisma in his little finger than all of you combine, and Zach Galifianakis has turned into one of the comedic delights of his generation. He’s delightful.
What’s Bad About It?
I’m coming up short on the bad. It should kick some booty. I should remember that line for when the next Pirates film comes out, so whatever else comes out that weekend can try to kick booty. Hilarity.
Our Clever Prediction
Big box office success. It won’t have the type of numbers The Hangover did, but then that was billed as the big summer comedy, and this’ll be released in November. Still, people need the funny, man. People need the funny.