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Failure to Launch (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 March 2006 (USA)
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A thirtysomething slacker suspects his parents of setting him up with his dream girl so he'll finally vacate their home.

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Gun Salesman #1
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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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Trivia

The roles of Tripp and Paula were written for Zach Braff and Amanda Peet. See more »

Goofs

When Tripp sees Mr. Axelrod coming, he packs up and warns Paula about who he is. As he gets up and climbs over to the dock, you can see Tripp isn't wearing any sandals or shoes on his feet. After they get done talking to Mr. Axelrod, Tripp goes to chase Paula, and he suddenly has shoes on. He is not seen putting on shoes in between those two times. 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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Forget My Heart
Written by Simon Steadman
Performed by Simon Steadman
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Not at all like the trailer
12 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The trailer was boring and I was sure I didn't want to see the movie. I am also not a big fan of Matt or Sarah. Luckily for me there was nothing "good" to see for date night out with the wife. So we decided to see "Failure to Launch". It was possibly the funniest movie so far this year. Great characters, great story, and loads of bust out laughing situations. Terry Bradshaw and Kathy Bates are crazy/funny and actually parents I would love to have. The rest of the cast, especially the character of Kit, are perfect for the parts played and extremely funny. This is just what it is supposed to be, a fun romp. Enjoy this movie and don't take it seriously like the guy from Canada.


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