Due Date

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Fasten Your Seatbelts

Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) has just been shoved onto the 'no fly' list, just as he was heading home to be with his wife as she prepares to give birth to their first child. Now, he is forced to drive across country with the man who shoved him...Ethan Tremblay (Jack Galifianakis). Will Ethan survive Peter's temper? Will Peter survive Ethan's stupidity? Will you survive the edited F-words?

I know that the summary I just gave you is the summary that's all over the place but really, in my humble (but oh-so-correct) opinion the plot synopsis takes on much more meaning and depth when put like this:
This is a story about two very unlovable characters. One of the characters is very obviously hard to love because he's an idiot and a very large accident waiting to happen. The other character has somehow found people in his life to love him, but why anyone would be his friend I have no idea. His temper, potty mouth and lack of caring for others makes him, in my book, unlovable. This story is about two unlovable characters who may just be able to form a friendship despite their unfavorable qualities. And isn't that what friendship is all about anyway?

This 'comedy' has quite a bit of seriousness laced through it, which I like. Robert Downey Jr. as always, gives a superb performance while both making you kind of hate him but sympathize with him. Jack Galifianakis is absolutely hilarious. Just watching him walk made me laugh. The only plot complaint I have is that Peter's change of heart came on rather suddenly. I mean of course we knew it would happen but there wasn't much explanation or 'heart softening' reasons leading up to it. But after a day or two to let this movie's after taste ruminate and digest, I have to say I really liked it. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments, shiver and gag moments and moments that made you say "Ahhh". 

Motherly Advice: You'll be thankful to have ClearPlay on your side with this bad boy. With filters set to medium, my sensitive ears were saved from the cringing sound of the "F" word 35 times. This word was by far used more than any other swear word in the movie. Yikes! My sensitive eyes were spared some sexual topics, scenes and expletives while also guarding some drug use.
 Now here's what was still there. ClearPlay can't filter all of the drug use/talk in this movie because it plays a pretty big roll in the plot. So with my filters at medium I heard talk of marijuana possession, I saw a marijuana pipe and witnessed Ethan on two occasions 'getting high'. One of such occasions is when he is in the car driving and has rolled up the windows to get the best possible effects. This in turn gets Peter and the dog high. This particular scene actually goes on a little as we see Peter hallucinating and seeing hyper-speed-like stars outside the car window and Ethan as a bear.
There is quite a bit of talk about Peter's friend Daryll possibly having an affair with his wife.
 And one more thing, Peter often threatens to hurt Ethan in very funny but detailed ways. Due to Due Date's extreme adult nature, the still present scenes and talk of drug use and the amount of deleted but seen 'F' words this movie is certainly only appropriate for adults.    

Danielle'-"Dad, you were like a father to me."
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