So, if you listened to any of the recent podcasts we released (under a different name, that is) you would have heard CERTAIN PEOPLE asking me to watch the movie “Due Date” and telling me that it was a funny, modern version of “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” turned up to 11…
Well, let me just go on the record with this…
Yeah, they turned it up to 11.
Then they pulled out a pipe wrench, spun that knob until it screamed for mercy, then ripped it off and chucked it into a wood chipper.
Then went wee on it.
Yeah, I said “wee”. Sucks to be you.
This movie was painful to watch; Not because it was poorly written or directed or because the acting was sub-par…none of those statements would be true. No, it was painful to watch because it somehow managed to suck me in and put me in the position of Robert Downey’s character “Peter Highman”.
Suffice it to say, 30 minutes in to the movie my rage disorder kicked in and I wanted to do severe physical harm to “Ethan”, played by Zach Galifianakis WHY IN THE HELL DOES HIS LAST NAME HAVE SO MANY DAMNED VOWELS IN IT?!?!
So, I got so caught up in all of the ideas running through my head, covering all of the things I would like to do to make “Ethan’s” last days on this planet as miserable and painful as possible that I almost forgot to watch the movie, but then I forced myself to pay attention so I wouldn’t miss the whole thing but that just made me even more angry and so when the movie was over I went to bed and tossed and turned, unable to get to sleep because of the images of torture and pain dancing around in my head.
Now, don’t let this discourage you. It IS a good movie. It’s filled with funny bits and more than a few genuine “laugh out loud” moments. I would tell anyone out there to go see it and try to enjoy it for what it is – A good comedy.
Just try not to put hands on the person sitting next to you if they ask you a question.