Due Date

DUE DATE (15)
D: Todd Phillips
Warner Bros./Legendary (Todd Phillips, Daniel Goldberg & Susan Downey)
USA 🇺🇸 2010
95 mins
 
Comedy
 
W: Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland, Adam Sztykiel & Todd Phillips
DP: Lawrence Sher
Ed: Debra Neil-Fisher
Mus: Christophe Beck
 
Robert Downey, Jr. (Peter Highman), Zach Galifianakis (Ethan Tremblay), Michelle Monaghan (Sarah Highman), Jamie Foxx (Darryl Johnson), Juliette Lewis (Heidi)
 
A modern update on Planes, Trains & Automobiles (qv) starring Robert Downey, Jr. as a hotheaded businessman travelling across country for his partner's impeding childbirth, unfortunately for him, he's accompanied by a thoroughly irritating and troublesome idiot who makes the journey even more arduous.
It's not the most original spin on the road movie sub-genre and descends completely into farce towards the tail end, but it has a few funny moments and a couple of decent comedy performances (although Galifianakis does begin to grate after a while).
6/10

Robert Downey, Jr. & Zach Galifianakis in Due Date
Robert Downey, Jr. & Zach Galifianakis in Due Date