History Film / DueDate

24th Nov '16 2:05:03 PM hack-normal
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* ActorAllusion: Peter has never taken drugs before (or so he claims).
** And the way he looks when [[spoiler:he and Ethan ''finally'' arrive at the hospital]] brings to mind Creator/RobertDowneyJr as Film/SherlockHolmes.
** Zach Galifianakis plays a ManChild LethallyStupid FatIdiot [[spoiler:who actually started the whole mess]]. Sounds like [[TheHangover Alan]].



* DuelingStarsMovie



* FatIdiot: Ethan
* FollowTheLeader: ''Due Date'' was frequently criticized as being just a rehash of the 1987 film ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.

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* FatIdiot: Ethan
* FollowTheLeader: ''Due Date'' was frequently criticized as being just a rehash
Ethan is this, of the 1987 film ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.course.



* LethallyStupid: Ethan. Ethan! Ethan!!! E-T-H-A-N.
* ManChild: '''Ethan'''. He couldn't be more immature if he was an actual teenager. Peter has some emotional problems as well, although stress could explain both their issues (although since Ethan's the one causing most of the stress...).
* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Nightmare Dude]]: Also Ethan.

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* LethallyStupid: Ethan. Ethan! Ethan!!! E-T-H-A-N.
''Ethan.'' A thousand times, '''Ethan.'''
* ManChild: '''Ethan'''. He Take a wild guess. Said man child couldn't be more immature if he was an actual teenager. Peter has some emotional problems as well, although stress could explain both their issues (although issues. Although, since Ethan's the one causing most of the stress...).
stress...
* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Nightmare Dude]]: Also [[OverlyLongGag Once again, it's Ethan.]]



* TheMillstone: Ethan

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* TheMillstone: Ethan[[TropeOverdosed We'll give you a clue. It starts with E and ends with N.]]
15th Oct '16 10:49:27 AM Berrenta
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* [[TheMountainsOfIllinois The Mountains Of East Texas]]: A shot shows the car passing a sign that says "Dallas - 36 miles." Cut to Peter and Ethan talking in the car with [[TheyJustDidntCare mountains passing in the background]].

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* [[TheMountainsOfIllinois The Mountains Of East Texas]]: TheMountainsOfIllinois: A shot shows the car passing a sign that says "Dallas - 36 miles." Cut to Peter and Ethan talking in the car with [[TheyJustDidntCare mountains passing in the background]].background.
13th May '16 8:52:44 PM Doug86
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Due Date'' was frequently criticized as being just a rehash of the 1987 film ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.

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* FollowTheLeader: ''Due Date'' was frequently criticized as being just a rehash of the 1987 film ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.



* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''TheHangover'', from the same director, and to ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' as both films feature an OddCouple traveling cross-country together.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''TheHangover'', from the same director, and to ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' as both films feature an OddCouple traveling cross-country together.



* WholePlotReference: Many reviews called it a mean-spirited version of ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.

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* WholePlotReference: Many reviews called it a mean-spirited version of ''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.
18th Sep '15 7:20:51 PM Berrenta
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* [[RepurposedPopSong Repurposed Hip-Hop Song]]: {{Ice Cube}}'s "Check Yo Self" was used in a lot of commercials. Usually around the part when Ethan quotes the song.
* RoadMovie

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* [[RepurposedPopSong Repurposed RepurposedPopSong: Or rather, a Hip-Hop Song]]: {{Ice song: Music/{{Ice Cube}}'s "Check Yo Self" was used in a lot of commercials. Usually around the part when Ethan quotes the song.
* RoadMovieRoadTripPlot
26th Apr '15 1:12:56 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlackBestFriend: Peter's friend Darryl, played by Jamie Foxx (who happens to be Creator/RobertDowneyJr's real-life friend; they co-starred in ''TheSoloist''). In a possible parody of the MagicalNegro idea, the first half of Darryl's appearance is essentially him guiding Peter to do the right thing and help Ethan; then, after an extremely short period of time, he ends up kicking Ethan out of his house himself (to which Peter is extremely sympathetic).

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* BlackBestFriend: Peter's friend Darryl, played by Jamie Foxx (who happens to be Creator/RobertDowneyJr's real-life friend; they co-starred in ''TheSoloist'').''Film/TheSoloist''). In a possible parody of the MagicalNegro idea, the first half of Darryl's appearance is essentially him guiding Peter to do the right thing and help Ethan; then, after an extremely short period of time, he ends up kicking Ethan out of his house himself (to which Peter is extremely sympathetic).
30th Jan '15 12:38:03 AM Mdumas43073
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'''''Due Date''''' is the heartwarming story of two guys traveling together on a journey that will, in the end, help them both to learn more about themselves.

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'''''Due Date''''' is the heartwarming story of two guys with vastly differing personalities traveling together on a mishap-laden journey that will, in the end, help them both to learn more about themselves.



''Due Date'', starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr and Zach Galifianakis, is a 2010 comedy about two men trying to get to Hollywo...er, Los Angeles. Peter Highman (Downey) is a rather [[HairTriggerTemper low-tempered]] man, because his wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) is about to give birth and he is trying to get back to Los Angeles in time for it and figure out what to name his soon-coming child. He meets Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) and soon gets almost arrested twice, shot by a rubber bullet and put on a No-Fly list due to using the words "bomb" and "terrorist," all thanks to being near Ethan. To make up for it, Ethan gives Peter a lift because he is going to Hollywood to become an actor. Ethan also has an interview around the same time as Peter's wife's delivery. Making the trip more difficult is the fact that Ethan seems to have never grown up and wanting to go to the Grand Canyon, Peter's inability to relax and the fact that Ethan seems unable to rub two brain cells together.

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''Due Date'', starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr and Zach Galifianakis, is a 2010 comedy about two men trying to get to Hollywo... er, Los Angeles. Peter Highman (Downey) is a rather [[HairTriggerTemper low-tempered]] ill-tempered]] man, because his wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) is about to give birth and he is trying to get back to Los Angeles in time for it and figure out what to name his soon-coming child. He meets Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) and soon gets almost arrested twice, shot by a rubber bullet and put on a No-Fly list due to using the words "bomb" and "terrorist," all thanks to being near Ethan. To make up for it, Ethan gives Peter a lift because he is going to Hollywood to become an actor. Ethan also has an interview around the same time as Peter's wife's delivery. Making the trip more difficult is the fact that Ethan seems to have never grown up and wanting to go to the Grand Canyon, Peter's inability to relax and the fact that Ethan seems unable to rub two brain cells together.
30th Jan '15 12:35:11 AM Mdumas43073
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''Due Date'' is the heartwarming story of two guys traveling together on a journey that will, in the end, help them both to learn more about themselves.

And if you believe that, we have a bridge we'd like to sell you.

''Due Date'', starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr and Zach Galifianakis, is a comedy about two men trying to get to Hollywo...er, Los Angeles. Peter Highman (Downey) is a rather [[HairTriggerTemper low-tempered]] man, because his wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) is about to give birth and he is trying to get back to Los Angeles in time for it and figure out what to name his soon-coming child. He meets Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) and soon gets almost arrested twice, shot by a rubber bullet and put on a No-Fly list due to using the words "bomb" and "terrorist," all thanks to being near Ethan. To make up for it, Ethan gives Peter a lift because he is going to Hollywood to become an actor. Ethan also has an interview around the same time as Peter's wife's delivery. Making the trip more difficult is the fact that Ethan seems to have never grown up and wanting to go to the Grand Canyon, Peter's inability to relax and the fact that Ethan seems unable to rub two brain cells together.

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''Due Date'' '''''Due Date''''' is the heartwarming story of two guys traveling together on a journey that will, in the end, help them both to learn more about themselves.

And if you believe that, we have Oh, wait... that's [[Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles a bridge we'd like to sell you.

different movie]].

''Due Date'', starring Creator/RobertDowneyJr and Zach Galifianakis, is a 2010 comedy about two men trying to get to Hollywo...er, Los Angeles. Peter Highman (Downey) is a rather [[HairTriggerTemper low-tempered]] man, because his wife Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) is about to give birth and he is trying to get back to Los Angeles in time for it and figure out what to name his soon-coming child. He meets Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis) and soon gets almost arrested twice, shot by a rubber bullet and put on a No-Fly list due to using the words "bomb" and "terrorist," all thanks to being near Ethan. To make up for it, Ethan gives Peter a lift because he is going to Hollywood to become an actor. Ethan also has an interview around the same time as Peter's wife's delivery. Making the trip more difficult is the fact that Ethan seems to have never grown up and wanting to go to the Grand Canyon, Peter's inability to relax and the fact that Ethan seems unable to rub two brain cells together.
1st Jan '15 1:09:06 PM Thurisaz314
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24th Dec '14 7:08:19 AM runfromcheney
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Due Date'' was frequently criticizes as being just a rehash of the 1987 film PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles.

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* FollowTheLeader: ''Due Date'' was frequently criticizes criticized as being just a rehash of the 1987 film PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles.''PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles''.
24th Dec '14 7:07:51 AM runfromcheney
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Due Date'' was frequently criticizes as being just a rehash of the 1987 film PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles.
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