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Due Date (2010)

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High-strung father-to-be Peter Highman is forced to hitch a ride with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay on a road trip in order to make it to his child's birth on time.

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In Atlanta on business, straight-laced and overly analytical architect Peter Highman is flying home to Los Angeles and his wife Sarah for the imminent birth of their first child. However, traveling by plane no longer becomes an option when he and a fellow passenger, aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay, are kicked off the plane, which was caused by Ethan's social inappropriateness, due to being generally unaware, exacerbated by Peter's temper at a situation against his sensibilities. Peter, who ends up without money or his suitcase, is forced to accept Ethan's offer of a shared car ride to Los Angeles, Ethan who is looking for his big acting break. For Peter, this partnership is one made in hell, but he feels he has no other choice. Peter obviously wants to take as direct and as quick a route as possible, while he is at Ethan's mercy as the person with the driver's license, car rental and money. They get into one misadventure after another on this trip, with the same issue at each ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for language, drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,689,406, 7 November 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$100,539,043, 27 January 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$211,780,824, 27 January 2011
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Trivia

The phrase "check yourself before you wreck yourself" is first used by Ethan, and later in the movie heard in a song. See more »

Goofs

In a couple scenes when the camera is looking over Peter's shoulder, the words Peter is saying does not match the movements of his jaw. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter Highman: I just had the strangest dream. It's Friday. We're at the hospital. But it's not a hospital, it's a, a, a forest of sorts. And I know that because right next to you there's a bear. A grizzly, cooling his feet in a stream. And all of a sudden, you begin to deliver, and I can't get to you. But the bear can. And the next thing I know, he is holding our beautiful baby boy. And here's where it gets odd. Uh, he chews the cord. But, strangely, I'm okay with it. That's gotta be a good sign.
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Referenced in Edición Especial Coleccionista: B.A.D. Cats (2011) See more »

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Theme from Two And A Half Men
Written by Grant Geissman, Lee Aronsohn and Chuck Lorre
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More Silly and Stupid than Funny
23 February 2011 | by See all my reviews

In Atlanta, the uptight architect Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) is ready to go to the airport to fly in the first-class to meet his wife that has a Caesarean section scheduled in Los Angeles for the birth of their first son in five days. However, he stumbles with the clumsy pothead and aspirant actor Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) that provokes an incident in the cabin and they are expelled from the plane and Peter is included in the "no-fly" list. Further, without his wallet with documents, credit card and money and luggage that remained in the plane and are delivered in LA. Peter is forced to accept the lift of Ethan that has attended the funeral service of his father and intend to drop his ashes in the Grand Canyon. Peter has a painful journey with many incidents and accidents and changes his behavior.

"Due Date" is a disappointing and uneven comedy that is more silly and stupid than funny. The plot uses a similar storyline of "Dinner for the Schmucks" with a straight man that meets a schmuck and is forced to stay with him to achieve a goal. I had great expectation that "Due Date" would be a great film, but the situations that are supposed to be funny never work and I laughed only in a couple of scenes. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Um Parto de Viagem" ("A Delivery Trip")


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