Parents' Guide to

Due Date

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Less raunchy than Hangover, but still edgy, mature.

Movie R 2010 100 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 15+

Is cool

I think that this movie is for 15 years old kids bcause it has a masturbation scene of a men and a dog but no nudity shown

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
age 13+

Funny Movie, But Not As Good As Hangover

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (26):

Simultaneously as imperfect and as maddeningly funny as director Todd Phillips' previous comedy, The Hangover, DUE DATE is a coup. That is, if you can ignore the fact that the basic premise -- two polar opposites take to the road -- has been done before, and some would say better. (Planes, Trains and Automobiles, anyone?) While it's true that the movie is uneven -- some jokes play better than others (the ones that have Ethan needing to be reminded to go to the bathroom are grating) -- and exhibits a mean streak (Peter borders on scary), this road-trip comedy benefits from two elements: Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr.

Galifianakis plays Ethan like a made-to-order eccentric of a type found in many ensemble comedies, complete with weirdnesses that feel random and excessive. But the actor is skilled enough to make Ethan sympathetic, even likable. That's doubly true for Downey. Despite playing a character who borders on dangerously enraged, his performance is so grounded in the now, in what's real, that we're willing to ride along on this outrageous adventure. Combined, the two make a disarmingly appealing pair.

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