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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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Todd Phillips

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Peter Highman
Zach Galifianakis ... Ethan Tremblay
Michelle Monaghan ... Sarah Highman
Jamie Foxx ... Darryl
Juliette Lewis ... Heidi
Danny McBride ... Lonnie
RZA ... Airport Screener
Matt Walsh ... TSA Agent
Brody Stevens ... Limo Driver
Jakob Ulrich Jakob Ulrich ... Patrick
Naiia Ulrich Naiia Ulrich ... Alex
Todd Phillips ... Barry
Bobby Tisdale ... Carl
Sharon Conley ... Airport X-Ray (as Sharon Morris)
Nathalie Fay ... Flight Attendant
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Storyline

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 November 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todo un parto See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,689,406, 7 November 2010

Gross USA:

$100,539,043

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$211,780,824
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Shipped to theaters under the code name "Maternity Day". See more »

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As they are crossing into CA on I-40, a small "Welcome to California" sign can be seen on the side of the road. The border between California and Arizona is actually the Topock gorge on the Colorado River and drivers cross into CA over the very high Topock Bridge. See more »

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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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Another hilarious adventure!
25 October 2010 | by andynaikSee all my reviews

Saw it today at an advance screening in CU.

On one hand is a businessman, Peter Highman, who's trying to take a flight to LA to meet his wife who is about to have their child. On other hand is an aspiring actor, Ethan Tremblay, trying to make it big in Hollywood. They meet at the Atlanta airport and the adventure begins.

Having being denied boarding the flight, the reason for which I won't spoil here, they are forced to take a road trip to LA. Plus there's a dog with Ethan. Peter's already regretting the decision but has no choice. The next couple of days are full of surprises neither of them is ready for.

Feeling completely out of place, Peter is harassed by endless questions and embarrassed by outrageously hilarious behavior. He has no idea he will end up from a businessman in Atlanta to a guy with ripped clothes, a broken arm, a gunshot wound with handcuffs two days later.

There's never a dull moment in this movie, even though it has a few serious moments. It brings a refreshing feel to the movies this year and will make you laugh as much as, if not more than The Hangover. RDJ as always, is brilliant with the role of the utterly frustrated businessman who would kill Ethan if it was legal to do so. Zach is, well, perfect as the plump wannabe actor who says and does inappropriate things at the most inappropriate times. Get ready for another hilarious adventure from Todd Phillips! Oh and check yourself before you wreck yourself with laughter!


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