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Due Date

In August of 2009 I was in Montreal for John’s bachelor party. It was my first time in the French quarter, and it was an adventure I’ll never forget. Of all the stories written on that trip our improv bike tour remains a treasured tale.  It began on our second day, and followed some tyrannosaurus poutine. Two friends and I left the group and embarked upon an experimental escapade; a casual walk wherein we agreed to let life lead us. “It’s part of the journey,” we said, and we followed this creed around every unexpected turn.

From the natural amphitheatre with its summer sights, to the Dickie-Dee with a French twist, everything was a laugh with a smile. However, the best part is when we found our Bixi’s and began our bike-scapade. We ventured down one-ways, competed against pros, and found the joy of riding we hadn’t had since childhood. It was all part of the journey and it was amazing!

I mention this because I just recently attended the premiere of Due Date, and I was thoroughly impressed by Todd Phillips’ latest work. Like the story above this film is concerned with ‘the journey’; an unexpected undertaking shared by two men who become two friends. It’s a story about life, death, and everything in between. It’s Todd Phillips first Oscar worthy effort in writing!

Robert Downey Jr. and Zack Galifianakis play two individuals forced into driving across America together. They are seeming polar opposites who come to learn that matters little where friendship is concerned.

Galifianakis gives the audience his two greatest scenes to date, and Downey brilliantly plays himself yet again. Though the laughs aren’t as typically hardy as Phillips’ previous projects, its true comedy far surpasses anything he’s done before.

There is so much I want to tell you, but I don’t want to spoil the journey you are about to embark upon. Due Date is a must see, a reminder that we should all let life take the lead. Recently my friend JLB and I did exactly that. We toured Toronto in hopes of finding John the perfect birthday present. Though we were spurred at every turn, we remembered our old adage, “it’s part of the journey.” Well let’s just say the journey was successful and this is my life at the movies.

Comments

  • Jonathanleebrock

    HAHAHAHAHA, Love the picture of us in Montreal! ROAD WARRIORS!!!! I miss our Bikes!

    • Anonymous

      We literally have on the same outfits in that pic.

      • Anonymous

        Sidenote: You indirectly started the bike craze the night before while you pedaled us back into time.

      • Anonymous

        I’ve been ‘going back in time’ since that day. I feel like Cable.

    • Anonymous

      I miss our bikes too! I’ll never forget the fated moment we found them. Too bad Wood was taking the photo, it would have been nice to have a team shot.

    • Anonymous

      I miss our bikes too! I’ll never forget the fated moment we found them. Too bad Wood was taking the photo, it would have been nice to have a team shot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christopher-Michael-Elliott/500513490 Christopher Michael Elliott

    Amazing work dude. I wish I had of kept those ticks now! ahahaha I’m only playin. I’m glad you and Brian enjoyed that flick. Hollaback!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000583209773 Sabrina Camp

    can’t wait to watch this movie tonight!
    I like letting life take the lead sometimes.
    my friend tash & I do that often : )

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