Decent movie. Probably won't recommend it to people as a first choice, but it was funny at times. It feels like it's trying a bit too hard and several times I got the impression that Robert Downey Jr. wasn't really bothering to exert himself.
I can't be the only one thinking I've seen this somewhere before. I don't mean the Planes, Trains & Automobiles meets The Hangover rehash. I don't mean the old road trip cliché with unlikely travel mates where the crazy one turns out to be pretty decent and the sane one turns out to be pretty crazy.
It's the guy. Zach Galifianakis.
He reminds me of the early career of one Mr. Jim Carrey, always getting the cooky roles and doing the same thing over and over. Crazy, wacky, impossibly insane yet lovable.
Roll back some 15 years and remember Jim in Ace Ventura 1 & 2, Dumb & Dumberer, The Mask, The Cable Guy, Batman Forever. All released within 2 years of each other.
Fast forward to today, add the beard and beer gut, and you have Zach in The Hangover 1 & 2, Dinner For Schmucks, Due Date. All released within 2 years of each other. (He was even in the Muppets movie for crying out loud.)
Enough with the type casting, Hollywood nimrods. Give the man a chance. When you see Zach listed in the cast today, you pretty much know what's up.
Lastly, people, when commenting: Remember spoilers!
Try not to reveal things like
"Galafinakis drinking his father's ashes" ;)