Due Date

This film is «Road movie». The scheme of this film is clear. Two or a few heroes ride from point A to point B. And there are a lot of adventures on their way. But such films are too many and all of them become comedies of low class.

But this film was rescued by several very important criteria: good and witty scenario, good realization of this scenario, charisma of heroes, excellent producing and non-trivial story.

Fantasy of such films creators goes not far, but the writers of this film scenario thought out a lot of excellent actions in the way of two protagonists. And it is very interesting to watch this film thanks it. And certainly the most interesting is that these stories border between fantasy of unreality of these situations, and that is very difficult to believe, it borders with realism. All of this is overdoing of the real stories, which could happen. Surprisingly, but this overdoing looks very funny and original.

Certainly, the main find of this movie is a duet of Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. The  first one plays a serious architect who is late for the birth of his first-born, and the second one — slowwitted guy, who considers that he is a great actor and goes to conquer Hollywood, transporting a suitcase with stuff, bow-legged dog and ashes of his father in coffee tin. An architect looses his things, money and documents as the fates decree and a beginning movie star offers him to go with him.

An architect is in the desperate situation and that is why he agrees, and it becomes probably the biggest error in his life. An actor appears quite not adapted to life dude, who always blunts by unbelievable case and exposes to danger his and other lives. They get caught in different troubles, balancing on the thin verge between death, prison, and only God knows where during, practically, all the film. Naturally, as it is just a comedy, everything will be fine, but it is needed to stay.

Couple of Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis is opposite each other, but their symbiosis makes a blast. As everybody says, extremes meet. And they look perfectly together. Exactly their play presents an unforgettable spectacle in this film. Zach Galifianakis, who was discovered by Todd Phillips, is just inimitable here. And chiefly, he seems to be a favorite of this producer. After all, there is no limit for Zach Galifianakis. He can play the most boring role, but he will play it brilliant and in an extremely funny way. Every his role is pleasure for eyes, and practically all make laugh. And Robert Downey Jr. played one of the best his roles here.

His torments are played very well in this film, and it makes happy. By the way, it makes happy for a while too, that he does not forget other genres except blockbusters, he is shot in the films of other genres. By the way, characters, which this couple plays, are very detailed.

Secondary heroes also do not let down. Michelle Monaghan pleased spectators. It is true that screen time was not enough for her. Jamie Foxx appears in two scenes only but it is quite long. His character turned out excellent. Juliette Lewis is the most magnificent from secondary characters, she plays grass dealer. Her playing just can not be reproduced by words. Danny McBride is the most dare-devil character. He plays paralyzed veteran of war, who works in the bank.

Huge plus is deserved by operator’s work and soundtrack, including such compositions as Wolfmother, Band of Horses, Rod Stewart, which made pleasant and interesting atmosphere.

There is no hint at thinking about life; there are only jokes and situations, which are seemed, to distress only. But it is presented such way, that everything looks inoffensive and funnily in the film. Both actors have fun in the film extremely and provide with portion of funny gibberish every time.

A film turned out really funny, thus a humor is high-quality enough and has higher level than the most of comedies. There is a plus that most of comedies make laugh by dialogs in general, and here even action is funny. Marvelous actor playing and competent shooting make to split sides with laughing from common moments, such as escape from cops in their car.

As a result we’ve got one of the best comedies of this fall, so it is recommended for people, who love to have fun.

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