Due Date Directed by: Todd Phillips Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Jamie Foxx Rating: NR Release Date: November 5, 2010
TRAILER SCORE: 10/10
MY THOUGHTS: This movie's been a long time coming. Ever since the success of The Hangover, Zach Galifianakis has become somewhat of a household name, even if it is difficult to pronounce. How to make him an even bigger star? Pair him up with Robert Downey Jr. who's staging one helluva comeback from his mugshot days. The beauty in this is the simplicity of the premise. In a weird way it brings to mind the old Bing Crosby and Bob Hope journey/buddy movies except, you know, maybe a little more vulgar. Okay, what the buddy movie has become would probably shock the likes of Hope and Crosby, but you see what I'm getting at. At first glance I was a little worried that they were using all their A-material for the trailer, but if anybody can consistently bring the funny, it's Galifianakis and RDJ. From the first part of the trailer as Downey Jr. delivers the quintessential "daddy didn't love me enough" speech and Galifianakis bursts out in an inappropriate fit of laughter, it's clear that these two have an incredible talent to play off of each other. It's the kind of comedic timing and chemistry that's been lacking in a lot of comedies recently, but I have a good feeling about Due Date. It's definitely something to keep an eye out for in an otherwise dismal fall movie line-up.