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Due Date, a review by Dragonfire

Due Date

I really like Robert Downey Jr. and I was wanting to see this one ever since I saw the first trailer. 

I'm going to say right up front that this one isn't a movie for everyone.  While it is very funny, a lot of the humor is crude or rude in some way and it has the potential of offending people.

I found the movie to be really funny and entertaining even though it could have been more original.  There are a lot of similarities with Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.  I even seen a few with National Lampoon's Vacation.  Despite that, I still think this movie is very entertaining and worth watching.  There is enough different going on so it isn't like the movie is exactly like Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.  Peter and Ethan are extremely different, so it makes sense for there to be conflicts between them.  Those conflicts lead to a lot of funny scenes.  A lot of the funnier moments were in the trailers, but there are also some funny things that weren't in the trailers.  The plot isn't that complex, but it still manages to be entertaining.

Both the main characters have flaws, so that does make them more believable.  Ethan is nice and he tries so hard to be liked, but it is understandable why Peter gets so irritated with him.  I love Robert Downey Jr. and Zack Galifianakis in the parts.  They have a good dynamic between them.

Due Date isn't for everyone, but it is really funny and entertaining.  I think it is worth watching, though I could see some people getting offended by it.

I did get a longer review posted on Epinions after seeing it in the theater.

Due Date

(From Due Date on December 2nd, 2010)

Member's Reviews

Wake up S!d, a review by Tom

     Wake up S!d (2009/India)
IMDb | Wikipedia

UTV Home Entertainment (United Kingdom)
Director:Ayan Mukerji
Writing:Niranjan Iyangar (Screenwriter), Ayan Mukerji (Story By), Ayan Mukerji (Screenwriter)
Length:140 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.35
Audio:Hindi: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Hindi: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:Arabic, English

Ranbir Kapoor as Sid
Konkona Sen Sharma as Aisha
Supriya Pathak
Anupam Kher
Rahul Khanna

Sid is a qunitessential Mumbai slacker boy - wealthy, lazy and completely lacking in focus. An unexpected meeting with Aisha, a driven, bold and ambitious writer from Calcutta, results in a summer of discoveries, realizations and coming of age.

Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Debut Director (Ayan Mukherjee)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Female Playback Singer ("Iktara": Kavita Seth)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Critics Award for Best Performance (Ranbir Kapoor)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Female Playback ("Ek Tara": Kavita Seth)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Actor (Ranbir Kapoor)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Director (Ayan Mukerji)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Film
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Lyricist ("Iktara": Javed Akhtar)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Music Director (Shankar Ehsaan Loy)
Filmfare Awards (2010)  Best Supporting Actress (Supriya Pathak)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Actor (Ranbir Kapoor)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Director (Ayan Mukerji)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Story (Ayan Mukherji)
IIFA Awards (2010)  Best Supporting Actress (Supriya Pathak)

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My Thoughts:
Just your regular story of a rich spoiled boy who is directionless, but after leaving home and moving in with a female friends learns responsibility and finds his calling. Also falls in love with the girl, of course. Even though the movie has no surprises, it was fun to watch. Although I was a little sad that there were no dance numbers Laugh
But there were some nice background songs.
If you like Ranbir Kapoor in this movie, I can recommend checking out "Bachna Ae Haseeno".


(From Tom's Random Reviews on January 22nd, 2011)

Member's TV Reviews

The Good Old Days TV Thread, a review by addicted2dvd

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
Season 2: Episode 10
Nancy Drew's Love Match
Original Air Date: 11/20/1977
Nancy's in the game of a lifetime when she's asked to watch out for a famous tennis star who may be involved in a racket involving stolen jewels.

My Thoughts:
When this originally aired I was only 8 years old. So I doubt I really appreciated the beauty of a young Pamela Sue Martin at the time. Though I do remember being a huge fan of the series even back then. And of course I as I grew watching the re-runs my appreciation for the lovely Pamela Sue Martin also grew. Her character in this, Nancy Drew, was smart and brave... at the same time remaining sweet as can be. All those qualities made me a huge fan of the Nancy Drew episodes of this series. I still enjoyed The Hardy Boys... but not nearly as much as I did the episodes with Nancy Drew. This episode gives us another female teen heartthrob in Maureen McCormick who was Marcia on The Brady Bunch.  I enjoyed the episode. It is an interesting story.

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(From The Good Old Days TV Thread on February 18th, 2010)
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