Rated R · 95 minutes · 2010

This is a hellacious highway nightmare, featuring equal parts horror and comedy. The film pits two extremely different personalities against each other on a long road trip, and the results are marginally funny—and frequently monstrous. Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) has a baby on the way, and he needs to get home to his wife (Michelle Monaghan) in Los Angeles, pronto. A series of mishaps, courtesy of the offensive Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis), gets Peter placed on the no-fly list, stranded in Atlanta with no luggage, no wallet and virtually no hope. Along comes Ethan in a Subaru Impreza, with his French bulldog and his father’s ashes in tow. Directed by Todd Phillips, who also did The Hangover, this isn’t a constant laugh riot. But the leads are good, and there’s enough laughter to put it over the top.

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Official Site: duedatemovie.warnerbros.com
Director: Todd Phillips
Producer: Todd Phillips, Dan Goldberg, Thomas Tull, Susan Downey and Scott Budnick
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx, Juliette Lewis, Danny McBride, RZA and Matt Walsh


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Charleston City Paper Due Date exploits most entertaining of comedy formulas Critics gripe about formulas. We can't help it. It seems to help give meaning to our vampiric existence to roll our eyes and point out how tedious it is that underdog sports movies, cinematic biographies, romantic comedies, etc., all thrive not by virtue of their inventiveness, but by virtue of how precisely they give us what we've seen before (and expect to see again). by Scott Renshaw 11/10/2010
Portland Mercury Planes, Trains & Automobiles Due Date: Just like a John Hughes movie, except without the jokes! by Erik Henriksen 11/04/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Due Date, For Colored Girls, Stone and more. 11/04/2010
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NUVO Ed reviews 'Due Date' Despite great cinematography, 'Due Date' does little to tickle Ed's fancy. by Ed Johnson-Ott 11/02/2010
Colorado Springs Independent On the road, again: Due Date If ever there were a formula that has proven its durability, it's the odd-couple road comedy. by Scott Renshaw 11/04/2010
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Nov. 5 Galifianakis (again?) as the hilarious sidekick (again?); Franco reads Ginsberg; the Coen Bros. reimagined; 20 stories of issues colored women deal with; the first 24 hours of the Lebanon War; and how the line between the good guys and the bad guys sometimes gets blurred. Plus a slew of special screenings. It's all at the movies. 11/05/2010
Indy Week Due Date doesn't deliver Robert Downey Jr. notwithstanding, the most conspicuous part of Due Date ends up being the "Welcome To" state border signs, since each one brings the film that much closer to ending. by Neil Morris 11/03/2010
Memphis Flyer Two for the Road A pair of edgy actors pair up for a rough-edged travel comedy. by Greg Akers 11/04/2010

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