Zach Galifianakis is funny. Anyone who has seen The Hangover can tell you that. But how many different types of characters can he play?
This was my conundrum when it came to Due Date. Would it be like watching The Hangover all over again? Men, driving across country. Zach Galifianakis involved. Who knew? But I was ready to laugh. I needed to laugh. And so we went.
Let me tell you something, my friends. Zach Galifianakis is probably never going to play a serious role. He is probably never going to play the role of someone with social graces and deep thoughts. He may. But most probably not.
BUT...THAT'S OKAY. His character in Due Date, Ethan Tremblay, is precious. Absolutely precious. Just like in The Hangover, he is a complete idiot. But you love him! You can't help yourself :) With Robert Downey, Jr. playing Peter Highman (say it out loud. yep. that's his name), beside Galifianakis' silly man it works. At least, it did for us.
(can we please discuss the cuteness of Sonny, Ethan Tremblay's dog? Presh!)
So maybe this is a rental movie. Perhaps it isn't necessary to see it on the big screen. Whatever. Just see it. When you are having a bad day, watch this movie. I guarantee it will renew your faith in humanity. It will make you believe again. Believe in dreams. And believe in friendships...no matter how little sense they make.
Here's the only trailer I could find. I don't particularly like this trailer, but I guess it gives you a little insight into the hilariousness of Due Date:
So, for silly laughs, and mindless giggles. I award this movie: