Monday, November 22, 2010

Seersucker Suit Movie Review - Due Date

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!)

This movie has received a lot of criticism.  They say that the characters could have been developed more completely.  And I'm sure they could have.  But I didn't want them to be.  I wasn't trying to watch a serious movie.  I was trying to laugh.  And I did.  And there were enough curve balls that it kept me on my toes.  And I didn't get bored.  Not once. 

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 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:

TWO SEERSUCKER SUITS!  The reason I'm only giving it two suits is because I definitely recommend it as a rental.  Also because I was really in the mood for a silly movie on this night, and I absolutely loved it.  But, stepping back and looking at the movie as a whole it probably wasn't any great masterpiece.  I definitely recommend it though.  I wouldn't want to miss it.  Even if you just wait for it to come out on TBS :)

All I have to say is "You'd better check yourself, before you wreck yourself" :)



Whitney and the Preppy Puppies said...

LOVED the movie. I had been waiting since I saw a preview of it in August and it did not dissapoint. It was silly, a bit uncomfortable at times and had a few heartwarming moments, too. Glad you liked it!
P.S. I was singing that sont all weekend. People who heard me must have thought I'd just been to an Ice Cube concert. ;-)

Miss Sweet Tea said...

Ooh, I really want to see this movie!

I just want to laugh, I don't care about character development :)

the Hard Way said...

what a perfect review! i felt exactly the same way when i saw it. so i posted the link to your review on my blog :p hope you don't mind!!
and i never laughed so hard in a movie as i did during the waffle house scene. Oh. Em. Gee.

Francesca said...

hahah! Yes, I saw this movie Saturday night. My bestfriend suggested a couple other movies but I really needed a good laugh, and boy did I get it!

TudorCity Girl said...

Silly laughs and midless giggles? I am there! So need that this weekend. Thanks!! Great review and I didn't know about this one.

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Unknown said...

I loved this movie and couldn't believe the chemistry between the leads ( ) I just hope they make another one!