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Due Date | 2010 | R | - 6.5.9

A father-to-be (Robert Downey Jr.) is forced to drive cross-country with a complete stranger, a very odd, aspiring actor (Zach Galifianakis) to be present for the birth of his child. They encounter more than their fair share of obstacles along the way. Also with Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx, Danny McBride and Juliette Lewis. Directed by Todd Phillips. [1:40]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A rubbing noise is heard as a man's arm is seen moving up and down rapidly, implying that he is masturbating while in the passenger seat of a car; it appears that another man in the car gets a quick look at the man's genitals (we do see anything) while a dog strokes its own genitals.
 A man asks another man if he had "exchanged body fluids" with a woman, and describes the body fluids as "urine turning white." A man asks another man when he had lost his virginity and volunteers that he lost his own at age 9. A man tells another man he should have masturbated because he did, and it allowed him to sleep well. A man shouts at a dog when it is heard panting and it is implied the dog is masturbating. A man tells another man, using crude language, that a man had masturbated in front of him. A man tells another man that he thinks the other man's wife had slept with a different man and possibly had become impregnated by him. A man implies during a phone conversation with a woman that he suspects she had slept with another man. A man makes a remark about the attractiveness of a woman's body. A man jokes that he is going to kiss another man, and he leans over and kisses the man's arm. A man's last name is used in a sexual manner ("Rosie Hymen").
 On two occasions, a small portion of the upper part of a man's bare behind is visible when he bends over and his pants pull down slightly. We see a portion of a man's stomach as he raises his arms and his shirt lifts, and his bare stomach presses against another man's face. A woman wears an open, short robe over a pair of short shorts and T-shirt.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man accidentally fires a gun and hits another man in the leg: we later see the wound, bloody and gaping, on the man's thigh as he passes out from presumably blood loss. We see a man with blood coming from small cuts on his face (and dripping onto his shirt) and with a large bloody scarf tied around a gunshot wound on his leg.
 A man in a wheelchair uses a baton to strike another man in the knee, knocking him to the ground; the man tries to push the wheelchair-bound man back, but he bounces on top of him and hits him in the knees and face (the wounded man is later seen washing blood from his face and using a bloody tissue to wipe his nose, as well as a cut on his forehead).
 Two men shout at one another, one man slams the other man's face into a car and we see him with a small amount of blood coming from a cut on his forehead. A man punches a boy in the stomach, and the boy drops to the ground and coughs and gasps as a young girl watches.
 A man falls asleep behind the wheel of a car (another man and a dog are passengers), the car crashes through a construction site where a man jumps out of the way to avoid being hit, goes off an overpass and onto the highway below, flips over and lands, crumpled, on its wheels; the passenger is later seen with his arm in a cast and we hear that he has broken ribs and stitches in his armpit (we see a small cut on his face) and the dog has been injured. A man drives a truck pulling a trailer with a man inside onto a highway where cars must swerve (we see the man in the trailer slamming into walls) and a few crash into one another; the trailer detaches from the truck and flips over, and the man in the trailer is shaken up and with a few trickles of blood on his face and shirt. A man steals a truck, attaches a stolen trailer with a man inside onto the hitch, and drives wildly while being chased by police cars (one crashes into a pole and another flips over and rolls off the street). A man driving a car swerves as he drives down a highway and other cars have to swerve to avoid him. Twice, a man drives a truck over a large bump in a road, causing another man holding a dog in the bed of the truck to fly into the air and land hard on the bed (the man says he is unharmed). A car smashes into the open door of a parked car, the car door falls off and the driver shouts. A man runs past an open car door, knocks it off the car and slams to the ground.
 While on an airplane, a man talks about terrorists using cell phones to set off bombs, and he repeats the words "terrorist" and "bombs" multiple times; a woman asks a man to put down his cell phone, he refuses, another man fires a rubber bullet at him, and he falls to the ground (he is later seen unharmed).
 A group of men spit out their coffee (we see the coffee fly from one man's mouth and the other sprays it from his mouth) after learning they had accidentally used the cremated remains of a man as coffee grounds. A man vomits on another man's lap: we see vomit leaving his mouth and small chunks of white vomit are stuck to the man's eyebrow and beard (we also hearing the sound of vomiting). A man is seen standing at a urinal in a bathroom, and the sound of him zipping up his pants is heard; no urinating is heard. A man spits at a man, a window between the two of them stops the spittle and we see it slide down the glass. A man spits in a dog's face, we see the spit leave his mouth and he later apologizes to a man for "spitting on your dog."
 A man threatens to "thump" a boy again if he tells a woman that he had hit him. A man jokingly tells a man that he will disembowel a man and rip a dog in half. A man jokingly addresses a can filled with cremated remains saying that he should have strangled a child in his crib. Throughout the movie, two men shout at one another. On two occasions, a man describes how he had dreamt of a woman giving birth and of a bear chewing through the umbilical cord. A man tells another man that he is saving a "bit" of umbilical cord he had cut from a child and a woman. A man tells another man that his father had died and that he is carrying his ashes with him. A boy and a girl ask a man to take them, implying they are mistreated; the man tells them to call Child Protective Services. A man recites lines from a movie that involve a man being contracted for murder for hire. A man makes a crass joke about him not being an accountant because he is not Jewish. A woman is heard shouting in pain while in labor.
 A boy throws a toy at a man, hitting him in the face. A boy uses a toy snake to "bite" a man in the face repeatedly. A man lightly kicks another man who is falling asleep while driving. A man stumbles after tripping over dog leash.
 A man shows another man photographs of himself holding two different guns.


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LANGUAGE 9 - About 43 F-words and its derivatives, 9 sexual references, 9 scatological terms, 7 anatomical terms, 3 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for homosexuals, exclamations ("what the eff," shoot, drat, holy Moses, jeepers creepers, crud), name- calling (imbecile, inappropriate, idiot, stupid, clown, hick, hillbilly, girl, handicapped hillbilly, DeBarge, pathological), 5 religious profanities, 12 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A man smokes marijuana from a bong while driving, as well as from a pipe while discussing marijuana with a woman, a man purposefully allows marijuana smoke to build up in a car and intoxicate another man and a dog, a border patrol agent asks a man if he is under the influence of drugs (he is obviously impaired), an airport official finds a marijuana pipe in a man's bag and asks him if he is a drug mule, two men discuss marijuana use and one of the men says he has a prescription for marijuana, and men are seen holding marijuana as well as a marijuana bong and smoking a marijuana cigarette while joking about going to prison for possession of marijuana. A man tells another man that he and a woman had gotten drunk together and we see a photograph of a man and a woman drinking a presumably alcoholic drink together, and a man remarks that another man smells like alcohol and asks if the driver of a car that had just crashed had been drinking, to which he responds that they had shared a six pack of 40 oz. cans of beer. We see an ashtray full of cigarette butts on a man's desk. A man takes prescription painkillers on multiple occasions, including once when he shakes the bottle into his mouth; another man tells him to slow down.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Government conspiracies, car accidents, hit-and-run car accidents, military veterans, medical marijuana use, child protective services, no-fly list, terrorists, airplane bombing, stage names, birth of a child, labor, jealousy, marriage fidelity, driving cross country, death of a parent, cremated remains.

MESSAGE - Going through hardships together can bring unlikely people together.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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