Cineplex deja vu: Comparing 'Due Date,' 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles' - Press of Atlantic City: Film

Cineplex deja vu: Comparing 'Due Date,' 'Planes, Trains & Automobiles'

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Posted: Sunday, November 14, 2010 12:00 am

Two wildly incompatible travelers from opposite ends of the personality spectrum are thrust together by a perfect storm of bad mojo, dumb luck and financial roadblocks to embark on a madcap cross-country journey. A marathon of indignities, car wrecks, rough rides in the back of pickups and, of course, hilarity ensues. That describes both "Due Date" (the comedy starring Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. that earned $30 million during its first weekend in theaters) and "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" (John Hughes' classic 1987 road romp starring Steve Martin and John Candy).

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