Just released on DVD, Due Date stars Robert Downy Jr. and Zach Galifanakis. It is a story we have all heard before, two people who do not know each other and do not get along are forced to travel across country together and end up becoming friends.
Overall Due Date is a very funny, even if it is slightly unoriginal and sometimes crude. The actors play their roles well, with Downy acting the straight man to Galifankis's more off beat and oddball humor.
The movie starts out with the two of them on an airplane, but immediately start rubbong each other the wrong way. They end up getting into an agrguemt and put on the no-fly list.
Peter Highman, played by Downy, is on his way home to see the birth of his child, while Ethan, played by Galifanakis is planning on becoming an actor in Hollywood. Due to Peter losing his wallet at the airport, he is forced to travel across country with Ethan, despite their obvious differences.
As you might imagine, things do not go well at all. Not to give too many things away, but the part where Peter gets arrested in Mexico for having pot and Ethan breaks him out is one of my favorite scenes. Ethan's scene purchasing the pot is one of the funniest in the film.
The story, while predictable and told before, does its job well enough that it provides many good jokes, but don't go see it hoping for The Godfather. However if you just want a funny movie to pass the time and watch with friends, you can't go wrong with Due Date, now available on DVD.
Final Rating: 4 out 5 stars