‘Due Date’ Trailer

Wednesday, July 14, 2010
By Kevin Crossman
Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis

Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galifianakis

The trailer for Todd Phillips’ followup to The Hangover is now available. Due Date will be released in November and stars Robert Downey Jr, Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx, Danny McBride, Matt Walsh, and Juliette Lewis.

Synopsis: Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) is an expectant first-time father whose wife’s due date is a mere five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) forces Peter to hitch a ride with Ethan–on what turns out to be a cross-country road trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, numerous friendships and Peter’s last nerve.

The film’s premise is certainly similar to Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, putting two characters at odds with each other into an enclosed space and making them travel together. But, it remains to be seen if Due Date will follow in the beloved footsteps of that 1980’s comedy classic, or even some of Phillips’ best such as Old School or Starsky & Hutch. In particular, I’m not loving that Galifianakis is channeling Alan from The Hangover rather than doing something at least a little different (see: Dinner for Schmucks). I’d also have liked to seen more actors than Downey, Galifianakis, and Foxx.

Here’s the Due Date trailer from Yahoo! Movies.

So, Frat fans… what do you think about the Due Date trailer?

12 Responses to “‘Due Date’ Trailer”

  1. Adam

    pause it quickly around 1:34 for McBride shot and around 1:32 for Phillips and RZA cameos.

    its very easy to miss but if done right, you will see RZA in a Customs uniform and McBride, to what it seems like, in a buffet line as a worker there

  2. Kevin Crossman

    Thanks for the tip, Adam (but it doesn’t really change my premise when McBride is visible but only for a split second). I think I might be able to grab the screenshot when this hits Apple’s Quicktime site but for now it’s just too hard with the flash video.

  3. Nathan

    Yeah ZG seemed alot like Alan, but maybe thats just their intent on the pitch to get people in the theatres or even interested.

  4. C.J.

    I can not wait to see this. I was excited when I heard that Galifinakis and Downey were doing a road trip movie toegether, and now that Im seeing this, my mind has been blown. I see that Galifinakis is sporting the man purse again, I hope that he doesnt get type-cast as this character for his entire career. His stand-up is so diffrent and hilarious. But even if he was typed out, I love the character, it was my faveorite part of Hangover. Just as long as he’s enjoying himself.
    The trailers not showing much of who’s in this like you said, that just leaves room for a whole bunch of mind blowing cameos, or it just means that theres alot of Robert and Zach face time.

  5. Rick

    I’m liking this more than what we’ve seen from Schmucks & Fockers. Glad RDJ hasn’t gotten too big for comedy yet.

  6. Kevin Crossman

    More than Schmucks? Really? That’s crazy talk. I guess I’m the only one going “meh” at the Due Date trailer?

  7. Mario

    Oh yeah. Waaaay more than Schmucks. If not for Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, Ron Livingston and all the bit parts in that movie, I wouldn’t be interested in it at all.

  8. ASFan

    I thought the Schmucks trailers have been awful. I liked this trailer so much better.

    So what if the plot is pretty much PT&A? This kind of plot sets up comic potential between two contrasting personalities. And the two contrasting personalities in Downey and Galifianakis should definitely be fun to watch.

  9. Kevin Crossman

    Do they get different trailers where you are Mario and ASFan? Because the Schmucks trailers I’ve seen have been funny.

  10. Nathan

    Dinner for Schmucks looks like it could be the funniest movie of the year, it looks non stop full throttle hilarity. Due Date looks funny but doesnt seem to compare to Schmucks at all.

  11. ASFan

    Kevin, that is merely your opinion and I’m sure there are plenty that agree with you, but I’m sure plenty agree with me as well. When I saw Grown Ups, the trailer played with it and there were some chuckles, but all I heard afterward was groaning.

    However, in all fairness, I’ve actually seen a screening of Schmucks. It’s better than my perceptions of the trailer, but I wouldn’t call it this year’s Hangover at all. I found a good number of laughs, but something felt off about it. However, this isn’t to say that there will be those who laugh consistently. I just wasn’t one of them and I probably won’t go back to see it again in theaters like I saw The Hangover four times in theaters.

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