Due Date with Robert Downey Jr.
If you still have not seen Due Date then chances are that you will surely enjoy this movie. Robert Downey Jr. playing in a comedy with Zach Galifianakis has certainly a lot of potential. Galifianakis showed us he can pull off a role in a comedy with Hangover and Robert Downey, of course, needs no introduction. With roles such as Tony Stark in Iron Man or Sherlock Holmes there is no way this movie can go bananas. Director Todd Phillips, who also brought us Hangover, tries to bring us once again that same funny magic.
Due Date story evolves around Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) and Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis). Peter is on his way to Los Angeles to be next to his wife who is pregnant but due to several incidents, he gets kicked out of the plane with Ethan Tremblay. With no more wallet, Peter is stuck at the airport until Ethan comes and saves him as he offers him a ride all way to Los Angeles and this is where all the fun begins. Peter accepts even though he might find himself regretting his decision because of his aspiring actor friend.
Highman is a successful architect who lives a great life, beautiful wife and all. Ethan is all the opposite. His acting career never launched and he is one of those children adults. Most of what he does ends up disturbing his colleague. The kind of humor is the same as in Hangover. Even if the movie has some quiet, flat moments, the top movie moments will certainly keep you laughing and asking for more. Besides, rest assured that there are only two or three steady moments in the movie.
Maybe I liked this movie too much because Robert Downey Jr. is one of my favorite actors. But the main reason for me liking him is because of his versatility to personify the character he plays. Do not worry as he will not let you down in this movie. He delivers a stunning performance even if it's a comedy.
I really enjoyed this movie and I will always remember some parts of the movie. They are such memorable scenes that we had to pause the movie because everyone was laughing their heart out. Eventually there are some friendship lessons that are conveyed as expected but it doesn't take anything away from the movie. If you want to watch a fun and entertaining movie that does not ask for much concentration, this one is a safe bet I assure you.