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Failure to Launch (2006)

 -  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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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

10 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Soltero en casa  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$52,156 (Chile) (9 June 2006)

Gross:

$73,292 (Chile) (16 June 2006)
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Brooke Shields, Tori Spelling and Reese Witherspoon were all offered the role of Paula, but turned it down. See more »

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When Tripp and Jeffrey are drinking under the boat, Tripp takes the plastic rings off of his beer and throws it on the ground. In the close-up of Tripp drinking his beer, the plastic rings are still attached to his beer. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Melissa: I just feel really close to you.
Tripp: You ARE really close to me.
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References The Philadelphia Story (1940) See more »

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Shouldn't Have Walked Away
Written by Stephen Lang, Jamie Dunlap & Scott Nickoley
Performed by Molly Pasutti
Courtesy of Marc Ferrari / Master Source
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This is a TERRIBLE Movie - a contrived mess!
21 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Matthew M beefcake shots everywhere. Horrible, unbelievable storyline, oh and let's not forget the KWAAZY ANIMAL SEQUENCES! A lizard bites Matthew and then chuckles like a Budweiser chameleon. By the end it was so predictable in its lame attempts to tie the story together it was EXCRUCIATING! The only reason I didn't give Fs is because the actors at least showed up.

Poor Terry Bradshaw, he did okay until he agreed to prance around naked for cheap laughs. You how some movies go in and out in their quality? This one never comes out of the steaming pile that it is. I couldn't even find the director's name on the closing credits (probably too embarrassed).

Don't even waste a rental on this dreck!


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