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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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Gun Salesman #1
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Gretchen the Veterinarian
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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

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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:

$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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The shots of Tripp with Mr. Axelrod and of Mr. Axelrod first walking toward the boat were clearly shot later in the day from the other shots in the scene. 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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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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