Due Date: Reviewed

I took in “Due Date” this past weekend and I was more than pleasantly surprised.  As a devoted fan of anything that Zach Galifianakis appears in, it was pretty much a no-brainer that I was going to see this movie.  I was a little leery though, for I had the feeling that the previews were going to be the best part of the movie.

I was wrong.

Robert Downey Jr. adds a surprising amount of depth to the proceedings as he and Galifianakis go cross-country in a modern-day version of “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.”  Downey plays the mostly straight-laced business type and Galifianakis plays…well…he plays the kind of character he always plays:  a lovable dimwit.  The movie even gets serious in a couple of spots which was more than a little weird.  I didn’t know if I should nervously laugh or get more popcorn.  I did both.

The Verdict:  3.5 out of 5 stars.  Funnier than “Dinner With Schmucks” but not as funny as “The Hangover.”

And for those of you scoring at home, I enjoyed a half Raspberry Iced Tea, half Lemonade beverage, which I invented this Summer.

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4 thoughts on “Due Date: Reviewed

  1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles (very funny movie with an unexpected poignant conclusion) came out in 1987. If that’s not “modern day”, when do modern days begin?

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