Due Date

Theatrical Release: November 5, 2010
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Robert Downey Jr. plays an expectant father who finds himself on a road trip with a mismatched partner, as he races to get there before his wife (Monaghan) gives birth to his first child. Galifianakis plays his road trip mate in a comedy that Phillips calls “a buddy comedy without the buddies.”

Dove Review

This is a movie about a pair of completely dissimilar people, who are forced by circumstance to travel a long distance together. The two main characters go through several situations together, some awkward, and eventually realize they are buddy material for each other.

Robert Downey plays a character named Peter Highman, an outgoing architect trying to get from Atlanta to L.A. in time for his wife’s (Michelle Monaghan) scheduled C-section. Zach Galifianakis plays Ethan Tremblay, a would-be actor with a perm who has his deceased father’s ashes with him in addition to an over-sexed French bulldog. He also enjoys getting high on marijuana and unfortunately is shown doing so on more than one occasion.

The film has some comic moments which a family could laugh at together, but unfortunately, due to the strong sexual content and the equally strong language and drug use, we cannot recommend this movie as a family-friendly film, let alone award our Dove Seal to it. Check out “Megamind” this weekend. It is both funny and family friendly.

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Slapstick and physical humor; car crashes; a man is accidentally shot in the leg; kid is punched in the stomach.
Sex: Talk of losing virginity; sexual innuendos; it's implied and partially seen from upper body that a man is masturbating; dog is shown masturbating; frank sexual comment about having an orgasm; slang for breasts is used three times; talk of a previous sexual relationship by a character.
Language: GD-3; G/OMG-5; Chr*st-1; F-35; A-3; H-2; SOB-2; Slang for breasts-3
Violence: Slapstick and physical humor; car crashes; a man is accidentally shot in the leg; kid is punched in the stomach.
Drugs: The smoking of marijuana at least four times and once by a police officer; talk about drinking beer; a prescription for pain is used.
Nudity: Rear male nudity; man's bare stomach is exposed.
Other: A scene of vomit seen in a character's hair; the ashes of the deceased are used to brew coffee; a character spits on a dog; gross humor and disrespect.


Company: Warner Brothers
Writer: Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland
Director: Todd Phillips
Producer: Daniel Goldberg
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 100 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter