I deliberately chose Due Date to watch after a long day at work. I dig Robert Downey, Jr's irritable angst, and find Zack Galifianakis hi-freakin'-larious. The flick started to stream, and I laughed out loud at Galifianakis' strange-looking perm.
"His perm's funny," I snorted to Mrs. Film Geek. She giggled, then said: "Remember when you got that home perm, back in '90?"
I shut the hell up.
It was the only laugh I'd laugh for the next 90 minutes. I watched Due Date thinking of all the other movies I really liked from the road film genre: Planes, Trains And Automobiles; Midnight Run; Rain Man; Beavis And Butthead Do America.
Due Date is a poor re-tread of them all.