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Robert Downey Jr. and Zack Galifianakis in DUE DATE gets a trailer!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. This looks funny as hell to me, but I love Galifianakis and Downey and the prospect of trapping them together in a PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES type of anti-buddy road movie for a couple of hours holds so much promise. This is Todd Phillips' follow-up to THE HANGOVER and the trailer had me laughing already. I'm sold. What about you?

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  • July 14, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Not sure about this..

    by CodeName

  • July 14, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    I love these men.

    by SeanFlanagan

    enough said

  • July 14, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    I guess Zach's funnier

    by MattDomville

    ...when he's carrying some cute creature around.

  • July 14, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST


    by Tarijeno

    I'm still holding out for a Between 2 Ferns feature.

  • July 14, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Caught a test screening a few months ago

    by MattmanReturns

    It was good. Much more personal buddy flick than the Hangover. And violence against annoying children is always great.

  • July 14, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    OH MY GOD!

    by Troy McNamara

    This movie looks so fucking funny and heartfelt at the same time!

  • July 14, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Cute Dog


    That's about all I got to say really. Even though it makes me sound like i'm into beastiality or something. Cute dog. Didn't really laugh at the trailer but RDJ is always good to watch in a movie. Could do with a sequel to "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" really.

  • July 14, 2010, 4:46 p.m. CST


    by Ribbons

    I'm willing to give the people involved the benefit of the doubt, but the trailer definitely didn't hook me like the trailer for The Hangover did.

  • July 14, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    I, too, love both these men.

    by SpawnofAchilles

    They have brought me such joy. Looking forward to this.

  • July 14, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    frenchie gets me in the theater

    by Bob C. Cock

    for realsssssss

  • July 14, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    my dad would never do that to me he loved me

    by antonphd

    ok that is goddamn funny shit. can't wait for this.

  • July 14, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Not sure if I'm happy Zach is becoming a "star."

    by daggor

    He's effective in a film, but his stand-up is horrible. The joke is always on the audience.

  • July 14, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    don't tease about KKBB

    by antonphd

    i dream of a sequel to that film

  • July 14, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Zach is NOT funny.

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    I love Downey, but this trailer's all about Zach, and though he seems to THINK he's funny, there's not a laugh in the trailer.

  • July 14, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    I don't even think this is a rental

    by SmokingRobot

    And I'm on Netflix so I don't pay by the movie.

  • July 14, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    This was one of the funniest films I have ever seen

    by IndustryKiller!

    No hyperbole. I cannot ever remember laughing this hard in a movie theater. Tops The hangover. Might write up a review.

  • July 14, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    John Candy is hilarious in this one.

    by Centauri

  • July 14, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Planes trains and Automobiles?

    by PvtTOUCH

    Anybody get that vibe? i was expecting Downey to hold up a pair of Galifinakis' tighty whities at some point

  • July 14, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    good God is galifinakis a one trick pony

    by kwingjr

    this looks as awful as the soloist.

  • July 14, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    TRAILER SUCKS - Thought this was gonna B funny?

    by Mennen

    oh and... Is Zack gay?

  • July 14, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    No seriously - This looks like CRAP. WTF?

    by Mennen

    Where's the "funny" ???? What The Fuck, Todd??

  • July 14, 2010, 5:15 p.m. CST

    No really - THIS LOOKS LIKE SHIT.

    by Mennen

    Now I'm angry. Does Todd Phillips make something good (Old School) then something GOD AWFUL (Starsky and Hutch) every single time? Is this his pattern? Looks that way.

  • July 14, 2010, 5:16 p.m. CST

    "This was one of the funniest films I have ever seen"


    - IndustryKiller!,<p>(Appearing soon on DVD and Blu-Ray covers for "Due Date" everywhere)

  • July 14, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Huh. I can't decide of that looks very good or sort of bad.

    by FlickaPoo

  • July 14, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Looks great!

    by PJoseph

    What the hell is everyone complaining about? That opening gag was funny. Some people.

  • July 14, 2010, 5:31 p.m. CST

    I thought the trailer was

    by tohn007

    hilarious. RDJ is always solid.

  • July 14, 2010, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Zack Galifinakis is The Incredible Hulk. Robert Downey Jr. is Ir

    by UltraTron

    Avengers Assemble!

  • July 14, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Looks funny to me.

    by CoursinLarry

    Here's hoping it's funny all the way through, as opposed to the Hangover, which bored me in its second half. Same with Old School.

  • July 14, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Opening joke= best

    by 7Cal

    The opening 'my dad left' was the only part that had me laughing out loud. That said, I think Quint or someone said that this was one of those movies where all the funniest parts can't be shown in the trailer because of f-bombs and whatnot. I hope so.

  • July 14, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    "Some people."

    by Ribbons

    Yeah PJoseph, some people don't like all the same things you like. What a world, I tells ya.

  • July 14, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST


    by LethargicJ

    I've seen terrorist beheading videos with more laughs than this trailer.

  • July 14, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    It's Midnight Run without

    by RubberneckRadio

    Yaphet Koto

  • July 14, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    ZG = SR

    by treatment

    Zack Galifanakis .... your next Seth Rogen. look for him in every movie over the next two years.

  • July 14, 2010, 6:12 p.m. CST


    by blhotz

    Those that don't think it's funny obviously haven't laughed at themselves because they are too "smart" for that. *roll eyes

  • July 14, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    What, it's a crime not to laugh at this trailer then?


    What's with all these comments telling others what they have to find funny? Didn't find it funny myself but i ain't gonna slap you down if you do. *Rolls eyes*

  • July 14, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    Zack saves comedy

    by aversiontherapy2

    Well, SNL at least. Trailer's funny.

  • July 14, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Whoever said this trailer was all about Galifanakis...

    by BlackBauer0320

    ...was spot on. And I'm guessing people will basically be divided on this movie depending on whether they find him amusing or not. Personally, I thought he made The Hangover. I find his weirdness extremely comedic, especially the small details like wearing a pair of stupid sunglasses with a tag still hanging off it. Also, the way he can deliver a line like "you better check yourself before you wreck yourself" in a completely serious manner. For those reasons, that trailer definitely appealed to me. However I can certainly understand others not feeling the same way. Everyone has different favorite flavors of comedy.

  • July 14, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Looks pretty good!

    by RPLocke

    This movie should be worth seeing at the theater.

  • July 14, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    by Tired Eagle

    The first half of the trailer was a little slow, but the drainage ditch and "check yourself before you wreck yourself" got a good LOL.

  • July 14, 2010, 7:20 p.m. CST

    I find it odd that he's in these movies,

    by Dingbatty

    considering they are your standard fare mainstream/frat boy comedies and his stand-up is the antithesis of that. Though all of the other alt comics he's friends with have done all of these mainstream movies and animated films, so what do I know?

  • July 14, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    so ... Zack is the straight guy in this one?

    by ironicbionic

    honestly, Downey comes across as the funny one in this mess ... there is NOTHING funny about Zack, he has funny lines he does nothing with, it's all been seen before and done better before, so why does he get all this attention? He plays characters funny in the script, but when he's playing them it's like watching a corpse try to act.

  • July 14, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Todd Phillips should stick to poker

    by strykebr

    Yay his films make a lot of money but I haven't laughed once even with these hilarious actors in them...I thought they were funny when I was in middle school but not me some Zach, but not with this Hangover "i'm a wierdo who says akward things" charcther....let him sit between 2 ferns!

  • July 14, 2010, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Looks Weak...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    So it means the sheep will flock and make it a hit.

  • July 14, 2010, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Downey in Batman 3 please!

    by ironicbionic

    watching this trailer I couldn't help thinking how great Downey would be as the bad guy in Batman 3, maybe Riddler, maybe something else. Just with his wonderful timing and oddball mannerisms he could give us a performance on the level of Heath's Joker. Only perhaps Depp could match him, but he tends to be a little too cartoonish.

  • July 14, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Iron Man... how far you've fallen.


    No thanks.

  • July 14, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    fuck you haters

    by slickerynodes

    Zack is very funny. his stand up is steve martin-esque. let's get small type of shit. <P> i'm guessing comedy will ensue

  • July 14, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    trailer is bad

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    But Philips makes great funny movies and I likes the RDJ...ZG is funny too esp his "that's so raven" joke

  • July 14, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    what is sad to me..

    by emeraldboy

    is that there seems to be an anti-cinema vibe growing on the site.

  • July 14, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    How many Crying Monkeys?

    by jbs9200

    How many Crying Monkeys was this film awarded?<p>

  • July 14, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Zach as a gay man

    by jbs9200

    I smell Oscar

  • July 14, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    It's sad, not having had tasted the Todd Phillips Kool-Aid...

    by MrBook

    because I always feel like the only one who doesn't find his movies anywhere NEAR as funny as everyone else does. Whenever A movie of his comes out, I find it to be serviceable, but everyone else treats it like it's the be all and end all of comedy. People throw out stuff like "BEST COMEDY I'VE SEEN IN TEN YEARS!!!" Then I want to fucking pull my hair out because frat boys won't stop quoting it. I love RDJ and Zach G., but we'll see if Phillip's brand of mediocrity will overtake their collective genius.

  • July 14, 2010, 9:12 p.m. CST


    by MrBook

    It's Zach, not "Zack."

  • July 14, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Old School...Road Trip...Hangover

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    Philips is the best comedy director we got...not sayin Hangover was that funny but I can rewatch it

  • July 14, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    As Gene Siskel Used to Say:

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Two things aren't arguable. Humor and Sex. If I think something's Funny or Sexy and you don't, there's no way I can convince you you're wrong.

  • July 14, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    This fat slob makes me realize....

    by jaysin420

    how funny Chris Farley was.

  • July 14, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    i'm kind of shocked

    by Kammich

    this movie has all the elements for it to be right up my alley... yet I didn't get a single laugh from that trailer. and i'm high as hell. hopefully its just a case of a poorly fashioned teaser, and the final product lives up to its potential.

  • July 14, 2010, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Sometimes when I see somebody do something idiosyncratic or odd.

    by kjmad25

    ... I'll look at them and say "That's so Raven"

  • July 14, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Uh, maybe I need to be drunk

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    And Jamie Foxx hasn't been funny since In Loving Color.

  • July 14, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Same character from Hangover,but im not complaining

    by Orionsangels

  • July 14, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Black Bauer

    by Ribbons

    You're right, that "Check yourself before you WRECK yourself!" delivery was pretty great. Also I got a chuckle out of the truck bed gag. Overall it just seemed like they were trying too hard, but hopefully that's just the trailer and not the movie.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Bunch of negative assholes on this website.

    by RobertoInfiniteTHEMoonLander

    Always quick to chime in at how they are too cool for something. Whatever, dickheads.

  • July 15, 2010, 1:31 a.m. CST

    If it's as good as trailor--GREAT! If not, FUCK THIS MOVIE!!

    by JonChambers

  • July 15, 2010, 3:36 a.m. CST

    RDJ + comedy

    by UrbanSamurai


  • July 15, 2010, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Another one for the Tairy Green Machine. Bullseye.

    by MacReady452

    By the Way. Saying these movies are for frat boys only tells everyone that your a student that hasn't developed the ability to categorize a movie outside of the microcosm of your dorm room. Your opinion is instantly irrelevant. There isn't a single person under 35 in the trailer, so how is it a frat boy movie? Todd Phillips made 2 movies about college so EVERY movie he does is for frat boys? How weak minded is that shit?

  • July 15, 2010, 3:52 a.m. CST

    For a second i thought Jamie Fox Had be removed

    by barnaby jones

    from this movie.

  • July 15, 2010, 4:13 a.m. CST


    by Genre_Baby

    I enjoyed Zack in The Hangover but unless I see something that changes my mind, this is a rental. And I like both men...

  • July 15, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Is it just me?

    by the new transported man

    This wasn't funny, nor was The Hangover. Am I laugh-impaired because I'm a kind of comedian myself? I get the LOLZ from other stuff, like The Office, that image where Keanu Reeves is eating a sandwich, then the bird, then himself, & that part at the end of Ace Ventura where Ace ducks & gives Ray Finkle a backhand.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    Looks Good

    by MorganB

    Wasn't sold until a scene caused me to laugh so quickly I blew spit. I just don't do that.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Zack is famous now!

    by JoeD

    Quick, everyone! Hate him before the rest of internet beats us to it!

  • July 15, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Old School is a comedy classic.

    by BigTuna

    Far better than the overrated Hangover. Loved it. I could watch it over n' over.

  • July 15, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Looks funny to me I don't get the hate.

    by SID 8.0

    They're both great.

  • July 15, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Zack is not funny

    by smudgewhat

    period. assholism as a form of comedy is for emotionally-stunted idiots. and not the good kind of idiots. but the ones with weird misshaped black hearts.

  • July 15, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    Zach is hilarious

    by donkingkong

    I'm sold this looks fun and funny

  • July 15, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    I did not find it amusing, funny, humorous or entertaining.

    by Snake Foreskin

    I am surprised that Downey would sign on for this crap at this stage of his career. Okay, that's a damn lie. He'll do anything that might get him a little more blow money. And he still has to pay off the production and distribution costs of that terrible music album he made. Yikes!

  • July 15, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    It's Midnight Run without the humor.

    by Snake Foreskin

    Or the characters. Or the actors. Or the name. But other than that, it's Midnight Run.

  • July 15, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    This movie should have starred Zach and Dane Cook.

    by Snake Foreskin

    THAT would have been about the right level of talent for this shite.

  • July 15, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    I can't wait for the reboot.

    by Snake Foreskin

    Starring David Hasselhoff and Vern Troyer.

  • July 15, 2010, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx driving a jacked up pickup

    by BanditDarville

    Comedy gold.

  • July 15, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    Jamie Foxx to play Lamont in the Sanford & Sons remake!

    by Snake Foreskin

    Danny Glover to play Fred! Morgan Freeman to play Ethel! You heard it here first!

  • July 15, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Sanford & Son. Not Sons.

    by Snake Foreskin

    Unless you count Chico, his illegitimate sone who went on to star with The Man, and give birth to Freddie Prinze Jr, then off himself.

  • July 15, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    effeminate gay basher

    by Waka_Flocka