Saturday, March 12, 2011

Due Date

***DISCLAIMER*** The following review is entirely my opinion. If you comment (which I encourage you to do) be respectful. If you don't agree with my opinion, that's fine. To each their own. I am just sharing my opinions and perspective. Finally, the reviews are given on a scale of 1-5. 1, of course, being terrible. 2, being not great. 3, being okay. 4, being good and 5, being epic!

Due Date - 5 out of 5

Say what you will, Todd Phillips can direct the SHIT out of a comedy. This man has done Road Trip, Old School and The Hangover, so, when you have a great comedic director and combine it with an F-bomb spewing Robert Downing Jr. and Zach Galifianakis in skinny jeans, you have a hilarious movie.

The film follows Downing playing a man trying to get home to his pregnant wife who's about to pop but after a series of events, he is forced to go on a road trip to get home with an annoying, eccentric, downright dumb wannabe actor played by Galifianakis. In the spirit of such films as Plane, Trains & Automobiles, Downing and Galifianakis find themselves butting heads, meeting colorful (and sometimes violent) people, misunderstandings with drugs and law enforcement and nearly dying.

Both Downing and Galifianakis play well off each other and the plethora of supporting actors make for a very entertaining movie. Even more amusing is watching this film now as Charlie Sheen makes a cameo appearance and his show (or former show) Two and a Half Men plays a part in the film's story. To quote the Tiger Blooded Wizard himself and describe this movie in one word, Due Date is: Winning.

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