Plus the return of David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky, Christopher Nolan, Tim Burton and Tron
16. "Due Date"
Lowdown: Following the massive success of "The Hangover," director Todd Phillips returns with another R-rated comedy about a high-strung father (Robert Downey, Jr.) forced to hitch a ride with a college slacker (Zach Galifianakis) in order to make it to his child's birth in person.
Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Juliette Lewis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx, Alan Arkin, RZA
Why: Phillips insisted on making this buddy comedy before a "Hangover" sequel (can you say passion project?) and we're high on any opportunity for Downey, Jr. to verbally spar and improv with Galifianakis without having to worry about the rating consequences.
Opens: Nov. 5
- Gregory Ellwood