Movie Review: Due Date

My review of the movie Due Date could best be summarized by this simple sentence:

The Movie Due Date is what happens when Robert Downey, Jr. has the opportunity to berate Zach Galifianakis for about 94 minutes.

…or…

The Movie Due Date is an excellent example of why Robert Downey, Jr. and Zach Galifanakis shouldn’t be trusted to watch my children.

…or…

Were we just watching Planes, Trains and Automobiles? I miss John Candy.

I liked it. We decided to watch Due Date instead of the new movie about the Freight Train Debacle Unstoppable, and that’s OK. Laughter is good. As an added bonus, there were many (2) shots of freight trains in the movie Due Date.

I wouldn’t recommend it to just anyone. But I will say that if you’re able to endure some low-brow moments and common expressions of the English language only saved for special occasions, there are some lessons to be learned, and I don’t mean my snarky comments above.

It’s a great example of how we need to be around other people for our sin to come to light. Robert Downey’s character realized his anger issues after being around Zach for an extended period of time in the forced community of a sedan driving across the country.

In this buddy pic, we see the power of a rope with 2 cords. Weaknesses of one were shored up by the strength of the other.

We see the development of a trusting friendship, which comes with time and opportunity to serve each other, a critical part of our relationships. When they say “I love you” to each other, it is certainly may seem corny to the casual observer but is really quite biblical if you think about it.

The Jamie Fox aside was truly an aside. I still don’t fully understand why he showed up. Life lesson: I guess some things don’t make sense and should have been refined in the re-writes.

RadBlog gives this movie a R-A but no D.

About radamdavidson

I'm a husband, dad, and pastor living in Portage, Michigan. I suppose I'm a euphoric melancholy generalist with average skills, experiences, and passions across several intertwined disciplines and hobbies including music, speaking, writing, leadership, ministry, and collecting cultural artifacts from the 1980's -- mostly vintage boomboxes. You can read my blog at www.radamdavidson.com, subscribe to my podcast (RadCast) or friend me on facebook.com/radamdavidson. about.me/radamdavidson
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