I took in “Due Date” this past weekend and I was more than pleasantly surprised.Â 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.Â 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.”Â Downey plays the mostly straight-laced business type and Galifianakis plays…well…he plays the kind of character he always plays:Â a lovable dimwit.Â The movie even gets serious in a couple of spots which was more than a little weird.Â I didn’t know if I should nervously laugh or get more popcorn.Â I did both.
The Verdict:Â 3.5 out of 5 stars.Â 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.