I had very low expectations for this movie. I netflixed it just because I love me some Robert Downey Jr. It’s one of those movies where the premise is crazy unbelievable but it’s entertaining enough that you overlook that fact.
Zach Galifianakis plays Ethan who is a complete weirdo/pothead/wannabe actor. Robert Downey Jr. plays Peter, a high strung architect who needs to get home from a business trip in time for the birth of his first child. He unfortunately runs into Ethan at the airport, gets his bag switched with him, and ends up on the no fly list and luggage that gets left on the plane. So Peter has no id, no money and no way to get home to his wife.
Cue Ethan to the rescue…sort of. They embark on a cross country road trip that is full of craziness and all kinds of awkward moments. Peter hands down is having absolutely the worst day of his life.
I won’t ruin the rest of it for you but I will say I was pleasantly entertained. There were a few moments that I laughed. Of course I got frustrated with parts, because you just feel like, how on earth can all of this crap happen to one poor guy? I don’t think I’d watch this movie again but it definitely wasn’t a waste of a rental.