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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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"Check yourself before you wreck yourself." See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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

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5 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Todo un parto  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,346,089 (UK) (5 November 2010)

Gross:

$100,448,498 (USA) (21 January 2011)
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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: From a road crew worker jumping out of the way when Peter (Robert Downey, Jr.) and Ethan (Zach Galifianakis) drive the Subaru off the bridge. See more »

Goofs

During both the scene where they wreck the Impreza (in Dallas) and the chase scene with the Federales (in El Paso), you can see freeway exit signs for Roadrunner Blvd. That is because both scenes were filmed in the same area in Las Cruces, NM. See more »

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[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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References Boston Common (1996) See more »

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People Are Crazy
Written by Bobby Braddock and Troy Jones
Performed by Billy Currington
Courtesy of Mercury Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Hilarious
7 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

Zach Galifianakis is so funny in this movie. The complaints about the stale plot, the ridiculousness of the characters' behavior, or the failure of the characters to garner a connection with the other reviewers- or to inspire love or empathy- may all be valid points. I didn't find this to be true, but one could see how others would make the case that the film was nothing special. Nevertheless, I just laughed hard and frequently at Zach Galifianakis throughout. 10 stars. That's all, I am adding lines because they have a minimum of 10 lines. I am not Gene Siskel. Just recommending a comedy; people take insignificant things too seriously


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