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Due Date


Due Date stars Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis as two unlikely companions thrown together on a road trip that turns out to be as life-changing as it is outrageous.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 16
2 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
4 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
2 out of 5

Less raunchy than Hangover, but still edgy, mature.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this odd-couple roadtrip comedy from the director of The Hangover -- which stars Hangover break-out Zach Galifianakis -- isn't as raunchy as its predecessor but comes from the same irreverent, test-the-boundaries school of humor. Expect plenty of swearing (including "f--k" and "s--t"), a somewhat explicit masturbation gag (nothing is shown, but sounds are audible), and a fair helping of mean-spirited jokes. One character uses marijuana (ostensibly to treat his glaucoma), once while driving. In the end, the salty humor comes with a helping of heart, but this is still most age-appropriate for older teens and up.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's boundary-pushing humor involving sex, drugs, etc. Is the film condoning or glorifying this kind of behavior?
  • Why do you think opposites-attract storylines are so popular, especially in roadtrip comedies? How does this film compare to others in the genre?
  • What do Peter and Ethan learn from each other? Does the film ultimately have a positive message?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: With "Due Date," director Todd Phillips perfects the particular brand of comic alchemy that made his 2009 comedy "The Hangover" such an unexpectedly huge hit.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, November 5, 2010


- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rotten: This is a disappointing turn coming from Phillips, particularly since "The Hangover" was such a fresh, bracing brew of black comic fun.

- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, November 4, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Zach Galifinakus and Robert Downey Jr work off perfectly hand in hand with the comedy and the whole movie was full of unexpected moments that made it more funny every second of the film

- skeletonking101, Monday, June 10, 2013

2 stars

A disappointing follow up for Galifianakis, and an even worse performance from Downey Jr. as the pair show clear signs that the film just won't working as the weak plot and characterization come into place.

- scottgreen96, Friday, March 30, 2012

3 stars

04/.09/2011 (ONLINE)

- EightThirty, Sunday, September 4, 2011