This film is film is too dark to be classified as a comedy, even though it was advertised as one and it fails spectacularly on that regard. You can tell a film is desperate to have some laughs when you show a dog masturbating.
The two leads are not even remotely funny. Galifianakis comes across being obnoxiously stupid and also being incredibly annoying (if in real life, I'd punch him in the face!).
Due Date no es más que un intento vano y sin sentido de retomar la misma fórmula vista en la superior "Planes, Trains & Automobiles". Robert Downey Jr. y Zack Galifianakis, aunque desempeñándose aceptablemente, están años luz de emular la graciosa pareja cómica que formaron Steve Martin y John Candy.
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles with a little bit of What About Bob? thrown into the mix. Not something that will change the conventions of cinema comedy, but still had a few scenes that were worthy of more than just chuckles. Downey, Jr. plays his basic sarcastic deadpan self and Galifianakis makes everything as awkward as possible. Some great road scenes as well. Good chill out and unwind type comedy.
Started off kinda like PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES...was actually pretty good. Had some heart to it. Liked all of the cameos by Jamie Foxx, Juliette Lewis, and Danny McBride, among others. Robert Downey, Jr. is great as the uptight husband who needs to get back home to his expectant wife with their first born child. Zack Galif...?? (no idea how to spell his last name), anyways, he's got some great hang-ups, too. :)
In the case of Due Date, writer/director Todd Phillips follows in the footsteps of his widely successful and vastly superior film The Hangover, but fails at the most basic level of originality and fun. In place of fun, Due Date is a hodge-podge of silly, frequently stupid, at times funny but mostly erratic situational moments, all we have seen in much more successful films, including those by Phillips
There are some funny moments, particularly some of the guffy Galifianakis moments, but neither Downey Jr, nor the celebrity supporting appearances of Foxx and Lewis make this a film to recommend, mostly due to the average material in hand.
What a disappointment. I felt uncomfortable because Galifianakis' character seemed to have a mental disease and only made Downey's straight guy character into a real asshole. It wasn't funny at all. Never.