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Due Date

comedy


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.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    40%
  • Audience Score
    52%

common sense

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

  • Tomatometer®

    40%
    reviews counted: 20
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  • Audience

    52%

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

Fresh:

- 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

3 stars

Funny here and there, but overall it was pretty much a floppy movie.

- fb729949618, Sunday, July 31, 2011

2 stars

You get the feeling that these men genuinely despise each other in real life, it wrecks the whole movie.

- fb7018436, Saturday, September 8, 2012

3 stars

Boring!

- purplemegan, Friday, July 13, 2012