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First Look: Robert Downey Jr. & Zach Galifianakis in Due Date

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December 14, 2009
Source: SlashFilm

Due Date

Director Todd Phillips' follow-up to The Hangover is another new comedy titled Due Date. The movie stars Robert Downey Jr. as an expectant father on a road trip racing to get to the birth of his first child. Zach Galifianakis stars as his "unlikely travel companion" and the two of them race across the country. The cast also includes Jamie Foxx, Juliette Lewis, Michelle Monaghan, Alan Arkin, and RZA. It sounds like Planes, Trains & Automobiles but with an expectant father twist. SlashFilm has the first photo which looks like it was scanned from a copy of Entertainment Weekly (but I'm not sure?). Did one of them bring a dog as well?

Robert Downey Jr. & Zach Galifianakis in Due Date

Downey Jr. and Galifianakis are both hilarious actors on their own, yet they make a perfect mismatched pair of travelers. My problem with this, and most of Todd Phillips' films, is that it will probably never go beyond its brilliant concept. As in, Phillips' films are as good as you'd expect them to be and that's it. I'm sure we'll see Galifianakis be an idiot and go around doing stupid things while delaying Downey's eventual return, but this won't be brave or bold and I don't think Phillips will do anything unique to make it stand out. Anyway, I don't like being so negative so early on. I'd love to see a full trailer for this first, so bring it on! Stay tuned.

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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments

1

sounds pretty cool, i'll go see it

guh on Dec 14, 2009

2

the most perfect duo, ever.

Xerxex on Dec 14, 2009

3

Oh great! Now I want Galifianakis look.

Mario on Dec 14, 2009

4

"The cast also includes Jamie Foxx, Juliette Lewis, Michelle Monaghan, Alan Arkin, and RZA." !!!

DCompose on Dec 14, 2009

5

awesome concept, perfect duo, great supporting cast. really looking forward to this!

AC on Dec 15, 2009

6

"My problem with this, and most of Todd Phillips' films, is that it will probably never go beyond its brilliant concept. As in, Phillips' films are as good as you'd expect them to be and that's it." Soooo, I think this will be great and it will be? Man, really disappointing.

branden on Dec 15, 2009

7

You know Alex, your outlook on movies is always pretty bleak. You really never give anything a chance do you. So disappointing. Liven up a little. I think this movie will be great. Robert and Zack are both great comedians in their own rights. I expect it to be fantastic. I am certainly going to be there.

Anna on Dec 16, 2009

8

Hey - isn't that the same dog that was in Mike Tyson's lap in 'The Hangover'?

Yep on Dec 16, 2009

9

This is going to be another HIT...

mimi 362 on Jul 15, 2010

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