Due Date Movie
November 6, 2010 by Post Team
Due Date Movie, The writer and director Todd Phillips follows the success of Hangover with an expiration date, another R-rated comedy with men behaving badly. Phillips brings surf Zach Galifianakis, he pairs with the most likely co-star, Robert Downey Jr, and puts in a cross-country trip. Think of the planes, trains and automobiles, but with a French bulldog 15 pounds as a central character and masturbation as a joke.
Hangover is presented as the highest grossing film R-rated in history, and the expiration date sure to attract a lot of movie fans based solely on the fact that it is a film by Todd Phillips with one of boys Hangover. And with Robert Downey Jr for Galifianakis to play outside only adds to its appeal at the box office. Unfortunately, what the public will find is that the expiration date is not as fun as Hangover and has two of the most irritating you can imagine as a focus of the film.
Interestingly, when the couple is not working irritants out of his mind and instead of having a third party involved in his antics that offers the Expiration Date. Jamie Foxx, Danny McBride, Matt Walsh, and Juliette Lewis all put in appearances, bringing the comedy to near Hangover during her scenes unfortunately small. But when Downey Jr and Galifianakis are left to carry the load, the laughter has a slower rate [and does not help that the funniest bits between the two are in the movie trailers]. However, Phillips is not going for comedy right here. Although the film packs vulgar humor, improbable accidents / car chase scenes and a couple of scenes where kids should be smoking marijuana in the best on the planet, mixing Phillips and his three co-authors equal parts of drama. Some of the more serious scenes work, and some only serve to slow the film down.
Peter Highman is a well-dressed, uptight architect you need to return home to Los Angeles to be present at the birth of their first child. Peter knows what will happen in just a couple of days because he and his wife, Sara (Michelle Monaghan), scheduled cesarean birth.
Tremblay Ethan is an aspiring actor, a man-child she is carrying the ashes of his dead father in a coffee can. Ethan wants to get to Hollywood (Los Angeles does not, as pointed out to Peter) has a complete set of headshots and boundless optimism about his chances for a career in the entertainment world.
Under normal circumstances, Peter and Ethan never be found. But they do, and sets in motion a chain of events that could only happen on a road trip comedy. Ethan and Peter vehicles run itself out of the airport, your luggage is mixed, “bomb” and the words “terrorist” are pronounced in a plane, and voila! Peter and Ethan are in the no-fly list by a ruthless agent of the TSA (Matt Walsh), who suggests that if Forrest Gump could make their way cross country, then Pedro is sure to be able to handle the logistics.
But Peter has not lost her luggage and her purse so it is impossible to rent a car. Ethan has a limited amount of money and no social skills, but a big heart, so the architect hostile offers a trip to California.
Now Peter, who not only do not like Ethan, who hates him. He hates his clothes, his dog, his constant, hates the questions he asks, and not support all of Ethan’s career choice. Ethan agree that Pedro is basically a massive jerk but tries to get along with him anyway. Did I mention that Ethan is a little off and barely able to function without someone reminding him to use the toilet?
As they make their way to the West Coast, Peter and Ethan go through a series of trials and tribulations – buy boat, launch your car off a highway overpass, making a wrong turn in Mexico – to finally be realized that it could be your friend. Like they knew they were going to find out from the start.
Robert Downey Jr. always raises a project that has united, and he is great on the due date, despite his character rarely fails to annoy. Zach Galifianakis does not extend much of its character Hangover. Maybe this guy is a little more schleppy and less intelligent, but otherwise is nearly the same socially backward man who brought to life on screen Hangover. Michelle Monaghan, sadly underused, but the rest of the supporting players bring their A-games to their brief stints in the movie.
Due date is around the circle of life as covered (but without the catchy song from Elton John), with Downey Jr racing home with his pregnant wife and Galifianakis cradling the ashes of his father. And there are some truly touching moments when Galifianakis as Ethan expresses how much he misses his dad. Phillips and his team of co-writers constantly changes the tone of the film, trying to make the road trip against the companion of a deeper meaning and therefore offer their players the opportunity to play a wide range of emotions. This would work better if you ever really embraced any of these two men, but we can not because while they have redeeming qualities, there are people who would always accompany us on a drive to the grocery store, let alone across the country.
I’ll bet than the “better check yourself before you wreck” Online viewers will not be quoting this movie the audience with old-school way or the hangover. However, the due date is dotted with some great lines and some of the settings are hysterical. When Jamie Foxx and coffee served Galifianakis Zach Downey fact dad’s ashes, is both serious and funny. And no, that’s not a spoiler as the bit of a prominent place in television commercials. There are also some funny scenes involving the dog and a particularly memorable scene in which Downey Jr. delivers a gut killed a character I never expected to punch.
Expiration date has its funny moments, but it pales in comparison to Phillips ‘Hangover, which was so successful, so funny, and asks comparison because it is still relatively fresh in audiences’ minds.
GRADE: B-/ C +
Expiration date was directed by Todd Phillips and is rated R for pervasive language, drug use and sexual content.
Theatrical Release: November 5, 2010
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