Monday, March 14, 2011

Due Date (2010) Review

Article first published as Review: Due Date (2010) on Technorati.


Movie: Due Date (2010)
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis and Michelle Monaghan
Rating: 4/5

It is very seldom that a comedy is as gripping as Due Date without a female lead featuring in it. Most comedies take the help of a woman's sexuality, bordering on the edge of obscenity in order to create a surprise for the audience. Due date is nothing like that. It is an amazing film and one that should not be classified under a single genre. It is not only a comedy but a drama as well.
Due date is about two men from distinctly different setups and backgrounds who hook up in bizarre circumstances and end up travelling together. Peter Highman is a successful businessman who is having the worst day of his life. He has to reach Los Angeles to see the birth of his child but fate has other things in mind. He meets Ethan Tremblay a loser by every definition but his own and in extraordinary circumstances both of them end up on a no fly list when Ethan's drugs are caught from Peter's luggage. What follows is a worth seeing story of this couple's journey to Los Angeles.
Robert Downey Jr. as Peter has outdone himself and proved that his comic timing is amazing. Zach Galifianakis has played a very difficult role with utter ease and makes you both love and hate him in every scene he performs in. The rest of the cast is negligible but adequate.
Please do watch the film because it is a wonderfully told story and deserves all the audience it gets.

1 comment :

  1. Agree with you about the use of a female lead, but can't help but think they should have done a lot more with the wife character ( http://www.deepfocusfilmstudies.com/due-date-in-focus.html ). Still, it is an excellent comedy and I would love to see a sequel.

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