( Movie review )
Rated: 18Genre: ComedyRunning Time: 100 minDirector: Todd PhillipsCast: Robert Downey, Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan
Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) must get to LA in five days to be at the birth of his firstborn. He is about to fly home from Atlanta when his luggage and wallet are stolen, and he is put on the “no-fly” list. Desperate to get home Peter is forced to accept the offer of Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) to hitch a ride with him cross-country. Peter is about to go on a terrifying and agonizing journey of his life. – Douglas Young, IMDB
Verdict: Predictable, forgettable, has an overused plot and lacks of on-screen chemistry between the two lead actors; but in overall, it is still decent for some laughs.
What I mean by overused plot: There are quite a few of comedies that have the same plot where by the story goes with a man with a need for something accidentally meets a complete idiot who is in need of a friend. The idiot unintentionally makes the man’s life difficult and they would have some argument before becoming good friends in the end. But I would have actually rated Due Date higher if it was released before Dinner For Schmucks (it’s another movie with the same concept that was released earlier this year).
Zach Galifianakis: All the roles I’ve seen him he play have been very similar. I am beginning to think he’s a one trick pony.
Rating: 2.5 / 5
Ninja Tan Jia Yeen of EggieJiaYeen.blogspot
Happy birthday, Ninja! =D
Thanks, Jayren, for the tickets =)