Director Todd Phillips of last years hit comedy The Hangover is trying to repeat his success with the comedy Due Date. Robert Downey Jr. plays an architect who is in a hurry to fly back from Atlanta to see the birth of his first child by his wife played by Michelle Monagan in Los Angelus. His trouble begins when an overweight, annoying inspiring actor played by Zach Galifianakis somehow has him kicked off the plane and he looses his wallet only to be doomed to cross the country with someone asking endless inappropriate questions with outrageous behavior. (It can’t be any worse then a long trip with my brothers when they were younger) When you begin watching this film the first thing that comes to mind is the comedy with Steve Martin and John Candy titled Planes, Trains and Automobiles. The concept is the same so that cuts out an original idea but that is really the only negative. Robert Downey Jr. is great as a high strung father-to-be who learns to be more tolerant in the end and Zach Galifianakis is hilarious as a – well an idiot that I probably would have thrown out of the car after the first mile. (I guess that could have been a problem with a blind guy driving by himself) This movie is very funny and doesn’t have any dull moments. People are asking if it is as good as The Hangover and I would say it has the laughs but lacks the charm. Definitely one of the funniest films of the year and I’m giving it a B rating.
This movie has been given a R rating by the MPAA
Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.