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10.26.2010 - Last year's The Hangover won't be quirky and funny if it weren't for the comedy of Zach Galifianakis. Though we have Bradley Cooper doing his best trying to recall everything that happened last year, its Zach that made us laugh in some of those memorable scenes.

Its also Todd Philips' breakout film that become a blockbuster hit in The Hangover, and an R-rated film to boot. Who would be surprised to be a top grosser from last year. Enter Due Date with Zach Galifianakis matches wits against Tony Stark himself. Actually Robert Downey Jr. is in this new road comedy by Warner Bros.

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The premise is simple and yet quite up for for anyone who would like to see this. A story of an expectant father whose wife's dude date is mere five days away. Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr) needs to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at his wife side for the birth, but things went unexpected when he met Ethan Tremblay (Galifianakis). Expect several outrageous and hilarious happenings to happen as Peter hitches a ride of his life.

So not to give enough further details the way the trailers have been shown Zach Galifianakis has etablsihed himself as one of the upcoming comedians who would give a different kind of humor in Due Date. This marks Philips second collaboration with Galifianakis on Due Date, following The Hangover.

He says, “Zach and I click because he knows I really get his humor, which can be pretty outrageous.

In “Due Date,” however, Galifianakis creates a character that calls for a great deal of subtlety. Notes producer Scott Budnick, “Every little nuance of personality and each detail—the way he walks, the way he talks, the way he thinks—Zach has figured out how Ethan Tremblay would do these things and it’s reflected in every single moment he’s on screen.

At the same time, there is a core of unpredictability to the performance. “Zach brings a sense of spontaneity and danger and I think comedy is best with an undercurrent of danger so that you never know exactly what’s going to happen or what someone will say or do. In that sense, he’s the perfect comedic actor,” says Phillips.

That point of view resonates with Galifianakis, who admits to being right alongside the director in appreciating “the inappropriate,” adding, “Todd and I have the same sense of humor. We like stuff that has a bit of a taboo element—things that are funny specifically because you’re not supposed to laugh at them. As a stand-up comic, I love it when audiences laugh before they realize maybe they shouldn’t have, and then start to question themselves.

That’s not to say that you can’t be offended by something Todd or I do in a film,” he continues with mock concern. “I’m often offended by the things I do in movies.

Opening soon across the Philippines, “Due Date” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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