Friday, November 12, 2010


Zach Galafianakis has officially been typecast. Don't get me wrong, I'll still laugh at his gimmick most of the time, but if he plays it out for too many more movies, it'll be all over for him.

DUE DATE was pretty much THE HANGOVER MEETS ROAD TRIP. Tons of pointless cameos and a whole bunch of glaring plot holes that they didn't even attempt to try and explain. Robert Downey Jr. played Robert Downey Jr. again, but he was pretty good as the straight man, with some really funny bits here and there, and Galafianakis was the same guy he always is. The thing is, between little moments in the movie and IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY, I think the guy has real chops. I kind of want to compare him to Robin Williams, but at this point that might be a bit of an insult. But I do think he's capable of turning into the type of character Williams played in Good Will Hunting, funny and a bit sad. I don't blame him for doing the stuff he does now, because you've got to strike while the iron is hot, but I want to believe that he'll grow out of it eventually and that's when he'll knock one out of the park and surprise us all. A guy can hope, right?

Not much else to say, really. If you're bored on a snowy afternoon here in a few months when it makes its way to Netflix or cable, check it out. You can balance your checkbook (do people still do that?) or read a magazine while it plays in the background. You'll catch a joke or two here and there and it'll be a great way to kill an afternoon.

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