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Due Date (2010)

 -  Comedy  -  5 November 2010 (USA)
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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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"Dad... you were like a father to me." See more »

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

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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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WILHELM SCREAM: from a road crew worker jumping out of the way when Peter and Ethan drive the Subaru off the bridge. See more »

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Peter says their first stop is Shreveport, Louisiana. Their stop along I-20 is in Madison Parish which is 150 miles from Shreveport. 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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I didn't think Downey Jr. was this desperate for a pay day?
29 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Who green-lighted this turd?? It was if someone was reminiscing about "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" and thought they could re-make it with modern day actors. Unfortunately, you need sharp writing and actual funny moments interspersed within the brutal frankness of the characters' dialogue. Ooops....all you have here is a total failure of either criteria.

Are weed jokes really still that hilarious? Didn't Cheech and Chong pretty much cover all the ground needed, maybe three decades ago? And the bearded Hangover dude -- wow, he has quite a future playing the same exact role in movie after movie. What a mess.


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