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

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When Tripp is eating with his friends, Tripp changes between having his fork in his hand, to nothing in his hand, to having a drink in his hand, back to nothing, without showing him switching items. 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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Cute Movie
12 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really thought that this was a decent movie. I don't think that the commercials showed all the good parts either. It had plenty of parts that made me laugh out loud. I mean it did have some parts that were dry, and it reminded me of a different version of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, but I still liked it. I think that my favorite character would have to have been Kit, who is the roommate of Sarah Jessica Parkers character. I think that perhaps the main characters did not have the most humorous lines as their costars did, but each star mixed well in the movie. I think that if you are one of those people who like to watch girly movies, as I am, then you would definitely enjoy it.


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