Robert Downey Jr. was funny in Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, but here he is downright hilarious. Every expression and action of his made me want to laugh. Zach Galifianakis plays his mismatched road trip buddy, and he is also much funnier here than elsewhere. Jamie Foxx shows up in a small role, and guess what, even he is funny.
I like how the backstories of RDJ and ZG are slowly revealed, and how the two of them learn to love each other despite their differences. The film attempts to be emotional at points but it didn’t really work. However, there are many absolutely ridiculous situations which had me laughing my face off. Due Date is leaps and bounds better than The Hangover, and possibly one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time.
Ryan Reynolds is buried in a coffin. For ninety minutes. And you are there with him.
How is that even interesting, I don’t know. As a thriller, this film is certainly very intense. It touches on some topics such as communication and protocols which I found to be very intriguing. However, the main problem lies with the character. You know that this man is working in Iraq as a truck driver and he has a family, but that’s about it. Whether he gets out of this situation safely or not, you don’t really care. The film seems to be building up to some kind of mind blowing finale, but it never came. Unless you have lots of spare time and you like experimental films, don’t get buried with Ryan Reynolds.