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Fans of Robert Downey Jr. (I’m included in this group) cannot complain at all. We get a double dose of Downey Jr. this year. First, we had him in the big blockbuster Iron Man 2 and next we'll have him in a totally different role in Due Date, which opens next November 5.
It’s so nice to see Downey Jr. in a comedy (a crazy comedy, better said) and it gets even more interesting when you know that the director helming this project is Todd Phillips, the same director who gave us one of the funniest movies of 2009, The Hangover. In this movie, Phillips reunites with The Hangover alum Zach Galifianakis and Downey reunites with his Kiss Kiss Bang Bang leading lady Michelle Monaghan and his The Soloist co-star Jamie Foxx. These big names are reason enough to watch the movie.
The film is centered on Peter Highman (Downey Jr.), a man who is about to become a father but is far from home and his wife (Monaghan). On his way to catch a plane in order to get home in time for his child’s birth, he comes across Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis), an aspiring actor who makes Peter’s plans fall apart and forces him to set out on a crazy, cross-country road trip.
Check out the trailer: