Due Date

Synopsis: In Atlanta on business, straight-laced and overly analytical architect Peter Highman is flying home to Los Angeles and his wife Sarah for the imminent birth of their first child. However, traveling by plane no longer becomes an option when he and a fellow passenger, aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay, are kicked off the plane, which was caused by Ethan's social inappropriateness, due to being generally unaware, exacerbated by Peter's temper at a situation against his sensibilities. Peter, who ends up without money or his suitcase, is forced to accept Ethan's offer of a shared car ride to Los Angeles, Ethan who is looking for his big acting break. For Peter, this partnership is one made in hell, but he feels he has no other choice. Peter obviously wants to take as direct and as quick a route as possible, while he is at Ethan's mercy as the person with the driver's license, car rental and money. They get into one misadventure after another on this trip, with the same issue at each misadventur
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Todd Phillips
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

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I just had the strangest dream.

It's Friday.

We're at the hospital.

But it's not a hospital,

it's a forest of sorts.

And l know that because

right next to you there's a bear.

A grizzly, cooling his feet in a stream.

And all of a sudden,

you begin to deliver...

...and l can't get to you.

But the bear can.

And next thing l know...

...he is holding our beautiful baby boy.

And here's where it gets odd. Uh....

He chews the cord.

But, strangely, l'm okay with it.

That's gotta be a good sign.

Theodore. Loved it.

But remember that article I told you about?

Naming kids after famous people?

I don't want Teddy to think he's a failure

if he doesn't wind up on Mount Rushmore.

Uh, Arthur. Oh!

This was tough, because it's mythological.

Round Table, the whole deal.

But "The Name Game." Remember that?

"The Name Game"?

"Art-Art-bo-Bart, Banana-Fana-fo-Fart."

Brings us to Casey.

This whole next slew of names:

Casey, Jordan, Dylan, Drew, Taylor,

Tyler and probably mostly Skylar...

...are all names that

could be girls' names.

Why don't we just cut to the chase

and call him Cindy?

Yeah, Atlanta.

Trying to get out of this place.

-Denver's where it's at, man.


They got the whole underground

government conspiracy thing going on.

-That so?

-l'm hearing a lot of chatter...


-...on the message boards.

-Gotcha. l should grab this.

-Sorry. Hey, honey.

Hey, sweetie.

-Did you get my message?

-l did.

I'm about halfway through it.

I thought I'd take a little break.

Ha, ha. I didn't want you to think l was

arbitrarily dismissing those names.

You considered them carefully.

It's just such a big decision, you know?

I know.

Clearly, you're taking it very seriously.

More importantly,

what are you wearing?

Armani Exchange.

I'm talking to my--

No, no, that's just the driver, baby.

Okay, listen, l'm about to be dropped off.

I should go.

-l love you, can't wait to see you.

-l love you too. Safe flying.

Here you go.




What in the eff?

-Goddamn it!

-We done knocked it right off.

Hey, man! You just hit my car!

-You just knocked my door off, man.

Sorry about that.

First things first,

is everybody okay?

l'm in a Town Car!

Don't you know airport protocol?

Town Cars have the right of way always!

That right there is some serious damage.

That ain't sh*t!

My brother-in-law

is gonna kill me. l'm through!

You okay?

Sorry about my friend.

He's been drinking.

You smell boozy too.

Drinking and driving together?

Well, we haven't been drinking.

I mean, we split a six-pack.

Of 40s. But....

You know what?

My father always had a saying:

When a day starts like this,

it's all uphill from here.

That's actually incorrect.

-My dad used to say it.

-No, it's all downhill from here.

Everybody wants to be up.

Nobody wants to be down.

It's easier as you go down.

He didn't know what he was talking about.

-Hey, Shelby? We good?

-We're cool, man. I'll take care of it.


Go get them, Hollywood!

Excuse me. Sir?

You mind picking these up?

I can't. You're not supposed to touch

other people's luggage at an airport.

Handle your own baggage.

Bag check!

-This your bag, sir?

-ls there a problem?

-l'm gonna have to search it real quick, sir.

-Yeah. Feel free.

Mad magazine? That's cute.

That's not mine.

-This is your bag?

-That's not--


That's definitely not mine.

My bag got switched with this--

-You packed your bag yourself?

-But not that.

I've never done drugs in my life.

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