Premiering Saturday night on Cinemax was 2010′s “Due Date”, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zack Galifianakis.
In it, Downey plays a man who needs to fly home for the birth of his first child. But after an incident prior to take-off where he and Galifianakis are mistaken for terrorists, both are forced off the plane and put on the no fly list. As Downey’s character is unable to take his bags off the plane prior to take off, he has no ID and no money with which to rent a car. Enter Galifianakis, who he already can’t stand due to the aforementioned “incident”, but who happens to be also headed to Los Angeles. Downey begrudgingly accepts his offer of a ride and they embark together on an uncomfortable cross country journey.
Laughs straight through from start to finish, every member of the cast represents well, and it doesn’t stretch its material and wind up overstaying its welcome. I have no reservations about recommending highly.
It’s official. Jamie Foxx has signed on to play the lead character in Quentin Tarantino’s next film, “Django”.
I don’t remember liking Foxx that much in anything outside of “Ray” (Which was incredible), but we’ll see how that goes this weekend, when I check out “Horrible Bosses”. Regardless, I have to say, I could NOT wrap my head around the idea of Will Smith in a Quentin Tarantino movie. For those of you who hadn’t heard, Smith was reportedly Tarantino’s first choice.