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Failure to Launch (2006)

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

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Kit
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Romance

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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:

$24,411,322 (USA) (10 March 2006)

Gross:

$88,658,172 (USA) (16 June 2006)
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Sarah Jessica Parker and Bradley Cooper also were in season 2 episode 4 of Sex and the City together See more »

Goofs

The BB gun used in the film is a Red Ryder as produced by Daisy. There is a reference to "pumping" 2 times, however, this is a simple weapon and can only be "pumped" one time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Melissa: I just feel really close to you.
Tripp: You ARE really close to me.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.63 (2012) See more »

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Written and Performed by Phil Mison (as Cantoma)
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Kit was Great
16 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was fun. I'm a big fan of Terry Bradshaw and I thought he and Kathy Bates made a "real couple". His "nude room" scene was a scream - I would have never expected that. I also enjoyed the scene Kathy Bates expresses her fears about her marriage to her son and the reasons - a little touch of real life. But my favorite character has to be Kit (Zooey Deschanel). Every comedy movie needs a straight (man/woman) I loved her, she was great. In my opinion the depth of the secondary characters was the strength of this movie. I didn't particularly care for the ending. I look forward to seeing more of Zooey Deschanel - great job!


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