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Shamelessly derivative and only sporadically funny, Due Date doesn't live up to the possibilities suggested by its talented director and marvelously mismatched stars. Read critic reviews

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Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) will be a dad for the first time when his wife gives birth in five days. He intends to catch a flight home from Atlanta so he can be there for the delivery, but a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) throws a monkey wrench into his plans. Desperate to reach his wife before their baby is born, Peter's sanity is tested when he must take a road trip cross-country with dog-toting Ethan.

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Zach Galifianakis
Ethan Tremblay
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Matt Walsh
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Alan R. Cohen
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Alan Freedland
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Adam Sztykiel
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Todd Phillips
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Thomas Tull
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Susan Downey
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Scott Budnick
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  • Jun 04, 2015
    Zach Galifianakis' giant, slobbering puppy routine just makes you want to smack his nose with a 2x4, but then he throws out this really moving crying scene that seems charged by the depths of his soul. That's basically the dynamic between the humorless, responsible, soon-to-be-dad and the infuriating, good-hearted, actor-wannabe in "Due Date," and it works. RDJ plays a great, blasé straight man, and the budding father/overgrown-son relationship is filled with triumphs and laughs. But alas, Michelle Monaghan is, once again, a mere supportive woman.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2013
    "Due Date" doesn't work because of how tiresome and borrowed it feels. First and foremost, Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifianakis aren't giving "real" performances; they're essentially playing the same characters that they play in every other movie they're in. Also, a good majority of it feels ripped off from other movies ("The Big Lebowski," "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," "Meet the Parents," etc.), which it pales in comparison to. Granted, it has some scenes and one-liners that are sure to inspire laughter in those who watch it, but for the most part, it's just the same thing we've seen done before and done better.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Jun 12, 2013
    A remake of Planes Trains And Automobiles where Robert Downey Jr plays Steve Martin´s role and Zach Galifianakis plays John Candy´s role. Unforunately there stops the similarities because that film was good and funny, Due Date is not.
    Magnus X Super Reviewer
  • Mar 03, 2013
    Sporadically amusing but mostly tired road-trip comedy, with all the familiar beats you'd expect and Zach Galifianakis playing yet another take on his Hangover character. Robert Downey Jr. is decent at least, and Todd Phillips holds off on the usual homophobia and misogyny found in most of his work.
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