Todd Phillips directed Due Date. He is famous for his work in the Hangover Trilogy where Zach Galifianakis plays a very similar, peculiar character as in Due Date. The actor definitely impressed Todd Philips!
The estimated budget of the film was $65,000,000 and grossed an estimated $100,539,043 in U.S and Canada and $211,780,824, worldwide. So, the movie definitely received a generous profit.
The movie aired after Robert Downey Jr’s fame rose after the legendary role he played as Iron Man. This was definitely a character break from his choice of films and many critiqued his choice of film. Although both the actors did an excellent job of portraying the essence of their characters to the core.
Due Date synopsis
Two polar opposites are forced into a life-changing cross-country road trip. Only 5 days to Peter’s wife’s due date, he finds himself in the middle of nowhere with no cars and a walking talking a disaster of a character, Ethan, played by Zach Galifianakis.
They hitchhike across the country to reach his wife on time for her delivery, while Ethan has his own plans that always sidetrack. In this long journey many friendships break and cars crash but will they reach on time?
Where can you stream online?
The series was first released on 5 November 2010(USA) and is now available on multiple streaming sites, including, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, or rent/purchase it on Google Play Movies & TV and Apple TV.
The film released on DVD and Blu- ray on 22 February 2011.
Stream or Skip?
While the movie doesn’t stray much or stand out in the comedy genre. It definitely is a movie you can watch to have a good laugh; Having two polar opposite characters tackle the same problem in their own ways. It follows a somewhat similar storyline as its predecessor, the Hangover trilogy, by the same director.
Different sets of characters with drastic character differences have to be somewhere on time but are caught up by something. If you enjoy comedy-drama, this is definitely a thumbs up! It definitely makes for a good family weekend movie. Reconsiders watching it with kids as MPA rated it as R
Robert Downey Jr. as Peter Highman, Zach Galifianakis as Ethan Tremblay / Ethan Chase, Michelle Monaghan as Sarah Highman, Juliette Lewis as Heidi (Playing the same character from Old School), Jamie Foxx as Darryl Johnson, Matt Walsh as TSA Agent, RZA as Airline Screener, Danny McBride as Western Union Employee Lonnie, Todd Phillips as Barry, Mimi Kennedy as Sarah’s Mom, Keegan-Michael Key as New Father,
Aaron Lustig as Dr. Greene, Marco Rodríguez as Federal Agent, Brody Stevens as Chauffeur, Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper, and Jon Cryer as Alan Harper.