My 100th post. It’s when a day starts like this, it’s all up-hill from here
The road-trip movie. A perennial favourite with Hollywood. With this one, a highly-strung and hostile office worker and a friendly, weird, bear of a man are both forced travel together across America. It sounds like John Hughes’ 1987 classic Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but it is Due Date, a rather cruder and more extreme version of the road-trip from hell.
Atlanta, Peter Highman, (Robert Downey Jr.) is an uptight architect on his way to the airport to fly back to LA in order to be with his wife Sara (Michelle Monaghan) who is giving birth to their first child. Unfortunately, he encounters the human disaster that is aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) and his dog Sunny. Peter’s day go from bad to worse as they are thrown off the airplane and that incident sparks off the genuine road-trip from hell.