I agree that it is darker, but I wouldn't go as far as saying funnier. It had its moments but I felt the film with all it's craziness jumped the shark at the border rescue and never quite recovered. There is absolutely no way RD's character would ever become friends or friendly with ZG by the end of the movie. He should have killed him to fit his character.
For my personal taste, it was funnier. I had no probs with the ending...that thought never occured to me. I just love Downey's performance. And all of the set-pieces are perfectly executed. Especially like the bit with Juliette Lewis and her annoying kids.
dark comedy, not as rollicking as the hangover, but not meant to be, got to love Downey as well in this, and Zach is Zach!
I liked The Hangover way more, but Due Date was still fun as hell. I agree with Lon, the better, more interesting ending would have been for Downey just to kill ZG. That would have been totally unexpected and more believable. Still a good movie.
Downey Jr realizes after Zack breaks him out of the mexican jail that he's really a good guy, no matter how idiotic he actsi liked the hangover a lot, i just thought the comedy in due date was coming from an edgier, darker placeeven though zach almost gets downey jr killed multiple times i think downey jr knows deep down that they guy is a harmless clown
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