Wednesday, November 17, 2010
‘Due Date’ is Slightly Stupid
I love Zach Galifianakis (Ethan) and Robert Downey Jr. (Peter). They are both talented actors with brilliant comedic abilities. What could be better than a road trip version of ‘The Hangover’. Unfortunately, that’s not what this film delivers. This doesn’t mean the movies not funny. There were moments in ‘Due Date’ where I had to hold my breath to get rid of the hiccups from laughing so much. Both characters become caricatures of real people. It’s both hilarious and slightly stupid. I like slightly stupid. The humor has little ‘Abbot and Costello’ feel to it with Galifianakis and Downey playing perfectly off of each other and the physical humor has a great old school feeling. I worry this is all lost with the idea that this isn’t ‘Hangover 2’. Enjoy it, it’ll make you laugh.