Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
Robert Downey Jr.,
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
The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »
While on the road between Texas and California, the number of cars surrounding the vehicles that Ethan and Peter drive changes between shots. See more »
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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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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