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Failure to Launch (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 March 2006 (USA)
A thirty-something is still living with his parents until they hire an interventionist to help him graduate out of the house. That's when the fun begins.

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At 35, Tripp has an interesting job, a hip car, a passion for sailing, and a great house - trouble is, he lives with his parents. They want him out, so they hire Paula, an "interventionist," who has a formula in these cases: chance encounter, get him to ask her out, involve him in a trauma, meet his friends and get their nod, delay sex, have him teach her something, then launch him. It's worked up to now, but this gets complicated when Tripp thinks she's getting too serious and one of his pals is attracted to Paula's deadpan, semi-alcoholic roommate, who's plagued by a mockingbird. Too many secrets may scrub the launch, and what if Paula really likes him? Who can intervene then? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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To leave the nest, some men just need a little push.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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10 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Soltero en casa  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,411,322, 12 March 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$88,715,192, 22 June 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$128,406,887
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The minor league baseball game, to which Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) takes Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker), is a home game of the New Orleans Zephyrs. See more »

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After Tripp and Paula get off the boat, when they were caught by the actual owner, a close up shot shows Tripp's arm around Paula, and then a long shot, his arm is not around her. See more »

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[first lines]
Melissa: I just feel really close to you.
Tripp: You ARE really close to me.
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I Launched My Lunch...
16 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

...at the screen this film was so bad.

This is, arguably, the worst romantic comedy ever made. There is no witty repartee between characters, no situational comedy, no anything. Well, I take that back; you do get Terry Bradshaw's backside, but that is so gratuitous that it's not even worth a chuckle. Simply terrible film-making. If you read this, and still see the movie, you must hate yourself -- no other explanation would suffice.

As others have commented, the only attempted source of laughs in the script is the animal humor -- a few pointless, childish "jokes" where Matthew M. gets "attacked" by a chipmunk, dolphin, etc. It's as if the script was written by a four year-old -- and a wooden four year-old at that. It's hard to imagine a movie being *worse* than this. No way is this a 5.5 star flick -- even Sarah Jessica Parker could only rate this a 2-star effort. BE WARNED!!


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