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In this comedy about fatherhood, Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes) plays Peter Highman, an expectant first-time father whose wife's due date is a mere five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (The Hangover's Zach Galifianakis) forces Peter to hitch a ride with the slacker - on what turns out to be a cross-country road trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, numerous friendships and Peter's last nerve. Oscar® winners Jamie Foxx (Ray) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) add to the chaotic fun as Downey's friend and father, respectively. Produced and directed by comedy powerhouse Todd Phillips (in his follow-up to the $400+ million worldwide box-office smash The Hangover), this road trip comedy represents the ultimate buddy comedy...without the buddies!
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Critics Consensus: Shamelessly derivative and only sporadically funny, Due Date doesn't live up to the possibilities suggested by its talented director and marvelously mismatched stars.
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Common Sense Says
Less raunchy than Hangover, but still edgy, mature.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this odd-couple roadtrip comedy from the director of The Hangover -- which stars Hangover break-out Zach Galifianakis -- isn't as raunchy as its predecessor but comes from the same irreverent, test-the-boundaries school of humor. Expect plenty of swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t"), a somewhat explicit masturbation gag (nothing is shown, but sounds are audible), and a fair helping of mean-spirited jokes. One character uses marijuana (ostensibly to treat his glaucoma), once while driving. In the end, the salty humor comes with a helping of heart, but this is still most age-appropriate for older teens and up.
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- Release Date:November 5, 2010
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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