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Failure to Launch -- 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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Tom J. Astle (written by) &
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10 March 2006 (USA) See more »
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To leave the nest, some men just need a little push.
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Matthew McConaughey ... Tripp

Sarah Jessica Parker ... Paula

Zooey Deschanel ... Kit

Justin Bartha ... Ace

Bradley Cooper ... Demo

Terry Bradshaw ... Al

Kathy Bates ... Sue

Tyrel Jackson Williams ... Jeffrey

Katheryn Winnick ... Melissa

Rob Corddry ... Gun Salesman #1

Patton Oswalt ... Techie Guy

Stephen Tobolowsky ... Bud

Kate McGregor-Stewart ... Bev

Adam Alexi-Malle ... Mr. Axelrod
Gretchen Cleevely ... Gretchen the Veterinarian

Peter Jacobson ... Boatyard Man

Jessica Stone ... Boatyard Woman

Stewart Skelton ... BBQ Guest #1

Sarah Lilly ... BBQ Guest #2
E.L. James ... BBQ Guest #3

Aubrey Dollar ... Pizza Waitress

Anne Ewen ... Girl at Pizza Joint #1
Tremelda D. Cobb ... Girl at Pizza Joint #2

Jerrod Paige ... Guy at Pizza Joint #1
Tim Stoltenberg ... Guy at Pizza Joint #2

Summer Lee ... Taco Waitress
Miladin Mutavdzic ... Basketball Player #1

Brian Jesiolowski ... Basketball Player #2
Larry Gamell Jr. ... Gun Salesman #2 (as Lawrence C. Gamell Jr.)

Ilana Levine ... Yoga Teacher
Charles Dey ... Loving Man
Phoebe Dey ... Loving Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Ahl ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Lawrence Broughton ... Business Pedestrian (uncredited)

Melissa Caudle ... (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

Kristi Chalaire ... Zephyrs Fan (uncredited)

Greg Cool ... Boat Mechanic (uncredited)

Kristin Michelle Duncil ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Tyler Gatton ... Child (uncredited)

Debby Gaudet ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Geoffrey Gould ... Older Bookstore Gent (uncredited)
Michele Harrington ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Cynthia LeBlanc ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Elton LeBlanc ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Don Lincoln ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Carter Mitchell ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
Pepper Morgan ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Ross Nolan ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Raymond Parker ... Man Pushing Wheelchair (uncredited)
Jon Purvis ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)

Johnny Rock ... (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

Stephen Rue ... Soccer Player (uncredited)

Codie Scott ... Guy on Bike (uncredited)

Mageina Tovah ... Barista (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tom Dey 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Tom J. Astle (written by) &
Matt Ember (written by)

Produced by
Scott Aversano .... producer
Ronald M. Bozman .... executive producer (as Ron Bozman)
Karen Dexter .... associate producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rolfe Kent 
 
Cinematography by
Claudio Miranda (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Steven Rosenblum 
 
Casting by
Douglas Aibel 
 
Production Design by
Jeremy Conway 
 
Art Direction by
Kevin Constant 
 
Set Decoration by
Cindy Carr 
Leslie A. Pope 
 
Costume Design by
Ellen Mirojnick 
 
Makeup Department
Trish Almeida .... key hair stylist
Judy Chin .... makeup artist: Ms. Parker
Don Kozma .... lead makeup artist (as Donald A. Kozma)
Tina LaSpina .... additional makeup artist
Nicki Ledermann .... makeup artist: Ms. Parker
Mandy Lyons .... hair designer: Ms. Parker
Bernadette Mazur .... makeup department head
Louise Moon .... hair stylist: Mr. McConnaughey
Kelvin R. Trahan .... hair department head
Susan 'Star' Orr .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Nadia Paine .... production supervisor: additional photography
Ellen H. Schwartz .... production manager: additional photography
Harvey Waldman .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bloomfield .... second unit director: New Orleans
Chamonix Bosch .... second second assistant director: additional photography
Ronald M. Bozman .... second assistant director: Alabama (as Ron Bozman)
Batou Chandler .... second assistant director: second unit, New Orleans
Vincent Lascoumes .... first assistant director
Christophe Le Chanu .... second assistant director
Matt Paull .... additional second second assistant director
James Roque .... second second assistant director (as James Roque Jr.)
Alison C. Rosa .... second second assistant director: Maryland (as Alison Rosa)
Ann C. Salzer .... first assistant director: second unit, New Orleans
Sherman Shelton Jr. .... additional second assistant director
Jack Steinberg .... assistant director: additional photography
Jack Steinberg .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Erik Aguirre .... construction buyer: re-shoots
Tommy Allen .... property master
A. Russell Amdal .... propmaker
Russell R. Anderson .... lead man
Eva Anna Andry .... set designer
Michael Arena .... greens
Curt Beech .... assistant art director
Taylor Bennett .... scenic foreman (as Franklin T. Bennett)
Scott C. Bivona .... greensmen
Roland Brooks .... charge scenic artist
David Keith Broome .... greensman
Carl Catanese .... leadman: Maryland
Eric Cheripka .... assistant property master
John B. Clarey III .... foreman
Mary Clarey .... welder
Daniel Coe .... foreman
Randall S. Coe .... construction coordinator
Christopher L. Conner .... carpenter
Christopher L. Conner .... greensman
Jeremy Conner .... carpenter
Noreen Coyne .... art department coordinator: additional photography
Ronald J. Crouthamel .... carpenter
Brad Curry .... drapery master
Michael Davis .... construction coordinator
James Dupuy .... general foreman
Ryan Martin Dwyer .... set dresser
Everette Eglin .... construction manager
Clifford D. Eubank .... set dresser
Summer Eubanks .... assistant set decorator
Marcus J.N.A. Gill .... props
Kevin Harber .... prop maker
Claire Hassig .... painter
Michael Hendrick .... set dresser
L. Kellie Hicks .... scenic painter
Rachel Hicks .... painter
Sammy Ray Hill .... greens person
Lauran Tracy Howard .... art department assistant
Eric Hunsaker .... leadman
Nicole Joubert .... painter
Christina Eunji Kim .... assistant art department coordinator
Julie Kobsa .... art department production assistant
Andree Lago .... scenic artist
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Vince Le Blanc .... set dresser
Michelle Marchand II .... set decoration coordinator
Alejandra Martinez .... scenic gang boss
Tricia Mercaldi .... artist
John W. Morgan .... paint gang boss
Ted Nolan .... construction shop foreman
Harry E. Otto .... set designer
Garrik Palumbo .... carpenter
Gordon Peck Jr. .... carpenter
Pavel Pesta .... painter
Joseph Pipes .... set dresser
Noel Rideout .... additional set dresser: day hire
Sarah Riggs .... second assistant property master
Jeffrey C. Roche .... artist
George Sanchez .... labor
David Scheper .... propmaker
John Eric Seay .... gang boss
Paul Sonski .... set designer
Chere Theriot .... art department coordinator
Marcus Turchi .... carpenter
David Warburton .... on-set dresser
Scott D. Warner .... propmaker
Durel Yates .... set dresser
Jennifer Brown .... construction medic (uncredited)
Giovanni Rodriguez .... scenic foreman (uncredited)
Clint Schultz .... graphic designer: additional photography (uncredited)
Jeremy Thompson .... props: reshoots (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve C. Aaron .... production sound mixer
Bob Chefalas .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Laura Civiello .... dialogue editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Gerald Donlan .... dialogue editor
Mark Filip .... sound effects editor
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Fulton .... assistant sound editor (as Dan 'Diego' Fulton)
Sean Garnhart .... sound effects editor
Marlena Grzaslewicz .... dialogue editor
Mark Kenna .... consultant: dolby film sound
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor (as Daniel J. Korintus)
Brian Langman .... sound effects editor
Debora Lilavois .... assistant sound editor
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Chris Main .... boom operator
Tony Martinez .... supervising dialogue editor
Eric McAllister .... assistant sound editor (as Stansbury McAllister)
Jane McCulley .... adr editor
Edward Menashy .... sound utility
Angela Organ .... assistant adr editor
Bill Orrico .... assistant sound editor
Mike Poppleton .... sound effects editor
Nicholas Renbeck .... sound effects editor
Jacob Ribicoff .... sound designer
Jacob Ribicoff .... sound supervisor
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Stuart Stanley .... sound effects editor
Bill Sweeney .... dialogue editor (as William Sweeney)
Lidia Tamplenizza .... apprentice sound editor
Roland Vajs .... assistant adr editor
Steven Visscher .... supervising foley editor
Deborah Wallach .... supervising adr editor
Daniel Ward .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Hank Atterbury .... special effects coordinator: Maryland
David A. Brooke .... molds: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. (as David Brooke)
David A. Brooke .... special effects molds: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Dave Caldwell .... dolphin technician: Edge Innovations (as David Caldwell)
William Catania .... special effects: Maryland (as Bill Catania)
Walt Conti .... animatronic dolphin designer and creator: Edge Innovations
Val Crawford .... finisher: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Yuri Everson .... shop supervisor: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Damien Fitzpatrick .... dolphin technician: Edge Innovations
Steve Frakes .... mold supervisor: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Steve Frusher .... special effects foreman
Alec Gillis .... animatronic animals designer and creator: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Akihito Ikeda .... sculptor: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Bill Jacob .... molds: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Brian Jaecker-Jones .... mechanical designer: Chipmunk
Steve Koch .... sculptor: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Mike Larrabee .... paint effects: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Jack Lynch .... special effects coordinator
Tim Martin .... sculptor: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Jim McPherson .... special effects diver: Maryland
Brandon Messersmith .... lab technician: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Lon Muckey .... mechanical department: Amalgamated Dynamics
Steven Munson .... lab technician: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc. (as Steve Munson)
David Penikas .... mechanical supervisor: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Bob Trevino .... special effects technician
Thomas Turnbull .... special effects: Maryland (as Tom Turnbull)
Jonathon Williams .... dolphin technician: Edge Innovations
Garth Winkless .... coordinator: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Tom Woodruff Jr. .... animatronic animals designer and creator: Amalgamated Dynamics Inc.
Brook Yeaton .... special effects
Pieter Folkens .... dolphin designer/sculptor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Eric Algren .... Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects
Eric Algren .... flame artist
Casey Allen .... Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects
Anthony Bussiere .... 3D digital artist: Whodoo EFX
Anthony Bussiere .... digital effects artist
Beau Cameron .... digital creature effects artist: Whodoo EFX
Marla Carter Barrett .... digital artist: Whodoo EFX (as Marla Carter)
Leslie Converse .... visual effects producer
Eric Deinzer .... digital compositor
M.B. Emigh .... Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects
Brent Gilmartin .... Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects
Chris Halstead .... digital compositor: Big Film Design
Chris Ingersoll .... digital compositor: Lola Visual Effects
Julie Janower Klien .... visual effects coordinator: Whodoo EFX
Jennifer Law-Stump .... digital effects artist: Pacific Title Digital
Janice Lee .... lead digital artist: Whodoo EFX
Thomas Nittmann .... visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
Brian Nugent .... Flame artist
Brian Nugent .... Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects
Brian Nugent .... compositor
Jim O'Hagan .... digital compositor: Pacific Title
Sarah Ogletree .... visual effects coordinator
Harry Paakkonen .... CG artist: Whodoo EFX
Helena Packer .... visual effects supervisor: WhoDoo EFX
Sarah Paul .... visual effects production assistant: Whodoo EFX (as Sarah M. Paul)
Alejandro Perez .... dustbuster
Mark Ritcheson .... visual effects executive producer: Whodoo EFX
Carl Seibert .... 3D producer: Whodoo EFX
Robert Skotak .... visual effects consultant: Whodoo EFX
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects
Colin Strause .... 3D technical supervisor: Lola Visual Effects
Greg Strause .... lead Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects
Greg Strause .... visual effects supervisor
Paul Taglianetti .... visual effects producer: Whodoo EFX
Antonio Torres .... digital artist: Pacific Title
Lisa Tutunjian .... digital intermediate editor
Edson Williams .... visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects
Loeng Wong-Savun .... Inferno artist: Lola Visual Effects
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Terry Boyer .... stunts
Tim Buchanan .... stunts
Norman Douglass .... stunts
John R. Favre .... stunts (as John Favre)
Cort Hessler .... stunts
Donald John Hewitt .... stunt coordinator (as Don J. Hewitt)
Donald John Hewitt .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Terry Jackson .... stunts
Bret Kiene .... stunts
Lisa Livonius .... stunt double: Sarah Jessica Parker
Mark Norby .... stunt coordinator
Scott Rogers .... stunts
Brian Smyj .... stunts
Tom Bahr .... marine stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Terry Boyer .... stunt double: Bradley Cooper (uncredited)
Tim Buchanan .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Cort Hessler .... marine stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Donald John Hewitt .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Terry Jackson .... additional stunt double: Matthew McConaughy (uncredited)
Bret Kiene .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Ian Mclaughlin .... stunt double: Bradley Cooper (uncredited)
Mark Norby .... stunt double: lead (uncredited)
Brian Smyj .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Agnew .... director of photography: second unit
Connor Alexander .... grip
Tarik Naim Alherimi .... electrician
Tim Arasheben .... first assistant camera: aerial unit
John C. Barber .... grip: Maryland
Gary A. Beaird .... dolly grip
Lucas Bielan .... camera operator: "b" camera
Frank Boone .... camera operator: specialty camera
Frank Boone .... grip
Nathan Borck .... dimmer board operator
Gary Cadow .... rigging grip
Chip Carey .... rigging electrician
Simon S. Cho .... assistant chief lighting technician
Andy Clapp .... best boy rigging electrician
Larry Cottrill .... electrician
Charles Coulter .... second generator operator
Edward Darr .... rigging grip
Ferdinand Duplantier Jr. .... local best boy rigging electric
Rowland Egerton .... rigging grip
Matthew Gaumer .... assistant camera
Renée George .... rigging electrician (as Renee Kayon)
Tim Gordon .... electrician
Grant Goza .... grip
Andre Green .... rigging electrician
Jeff Griffith .... second assistant camera
Neil Holcomb .... chief rigging technician
Carolyn Hufstetler .... film loader: second unit
Kevin Jackson .... best boy grip: second unit
Franklin Jones II .... rigging grip
Dan Jones .... electrician
Jacques Jouffret .... Steadicam operator
Jacques Jouffret .... camera operator: "a" camera
Michael D. Kennedy .... additional electrician
Scott Maher .... electrician
Frank Masi .... still photographer
David J. McGraw .... video operator
Mason McGuire .... additional lamp operator
Ryan McGuire .... grip
Jonathan Morrill .... electrician
Mike Nami Jr. .... grip
Amy Newman .... dimmer board operator
Paul Olinde .... rigging gaffer
Joseph Paolucci Jr. .... rigging electrician
Phil Pastuhov .... aerial director of photography
Jonathan E. Robinson .... film loader
Jim Salazar .... key rigging grip
Ted Sapp .... key rigging grip: Alabama
John Scivoletto .... assistant camera
Lee Shapira .... key rigging grip: Maryland
Riley Sidore .... lighting technician
Harold Skinner .... gaffer
Jonas Steadman .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Julian Sternthal .... grip
Jimmy Stuart .... best boy rigging grip
James Sweet .... key grip (as Jim Sweet)
Leif E. Ulvog .... best boy grip: second unit
Leif E. Ulvog .... second company grip: second unit
Ezra Venetos .... grip
Mark Walpole .... first assistant camera: second unit
Michael Watson .... second assistant camera
Barry Williamson .... rigging grip
 
Casting Department
Deborah Maxwell Dion .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Stephanie Holbrook .... casting associate
Lauren Leach .... extras casting assistants
Carla Lewis .... extras casting: re-shoots
Mandy Sprinkel .... local casting
Wendy Talazac .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marilyn Brum .... costumer
Susi Campos .... key costumer
Donna Chance .... key set costumer
Cheryl Cravedi .... costumer
Mei Lai Hippisley Coxe .... dresser: Ms. Parker
Jennifer Kamrath .... set costumer
Rosemary Lepre .... assistant costume designer
Amy Lynch .... set costumer
John Meindl .... advisor: Paintball wardrobe
David Paulin .... costume ager/dyer
Sharlene Ruffino .... costume daily
Jack Taggart .... costume ager/dyer
Fran Vega-Buck .... dresser: Mr. McConaughey (as Frances Vega)
Ann Walters .... costumer: second unit
Lesley D. Wickham .... additional costumer
Giselle Spence .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
David Bilow .... assistant editor: avid
Jason Crump .... dailies colorist: Mega Playground
Timothy Donovan .... post-production assistant
James W. Harrison III .... apprentice editor
Ryan Helsley .... assistant digital intermediate producer
Chris Jensen .... digital colorist assistant
John F. Lyons .... assistant editor
Jonathan Mariande .... digital colorist
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson Fraser)
James Nichols Jr. .... assistant editor
Josh Olive .... colorist: dailies
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter: New York
Matthew Shapiro .... post-production assistant
Cynthia E. Thornton .... assistant editor
Noah Von Amos .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Tony Blondal .... orchestrator
Marshall Bowen .... additional orchestrator
Richard Bronskill .... additional orchestrator
Junah Chung .... musician
Stephen Coleman .... music programmer
Audrey DeRoche .... score supervisor
Ross DeRoche .... music preparation
Dan Evans Farkas .... music editor
Trevor Gilchrist .... music programmer: percussions
Gisburg .... music editor
Benoit Grey .... additional orchestrator
Rolfe Kent .... conductor
Sandra Park .... orchestra contractor
Liza Richardson .... music supervisor
Ralph Sall .... soundtrack album producer
Nick South .... music editor
Greg Townley .... score recordist
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer
Alice Wood .... music assistant
Timmy Olmstead .... score recordist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Skip Barbay .... driver
Virgil Bienemy .... driver
Michael Bortner .... transportation
Bruce Callahan .... driver co-captain
Charles Coulter .... transportation (as Charlie Coulter)
John DeVay .... driver
Earl R. Hurst Sr. .... driver
Michael Luckeroth .... transportation coordinator: Maryland/Delaware
June Marshall .... transportation
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... driver
Linda Pickett .... driver
Randall Pickett .... driver: cast
Buddy Pine .... driver
Gwendalane Ramos .... transportation secretary
Paul Salard III .... driver: honeywagon
Albert Samson .... teamster driver
Phil Schriber .... transportation coordinator
Bob 'Smitty' Smith .... driver
Steven Truckenmiller .... driver
Marti Wells .... transportation captain
Steven Willhoite .... driver: production van
 
Other crew
Kimberly Aguirre .... payroll accountant
John Arbuckle .... assistant marine coordinator
Tom Bahr .... marine coordinator
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer
Chris Bangma .... head technician: Libra
Jeanine Barry .... animal trainer
Laura Berning .... location manager: Alabama
Tim Bicio .... systems administrator
Maria T. Bierniak .... location manager
William F. Billings .... boat captain (as William 'Herky' F. Billings)
Derek Bourque .... accounting assistant
Tony Bracken .... boat captain
Charlie Brown .... location scout
Chris Browne .... craft service assistant
Richard Bryan .... boat captain (as Richard I. Bryan)
Jillienne Buena .... script supervisor: second unit
Sean Mik'ael Butler .... production staff
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
John C. Chaney .... assistant: Mr McConnaughey (as John Chaney)
Kenneth Coblentz .... production assistant
Melissa Stanley Cohen .... production coordinator: Maryland
Darin Collins .... location assistant
J. John Corbett .... title designer
Lisa Maria Daliet .... location assistant
Bill Delaney .... production assistant
Matthew Devitt .... boat captain
Matthew Devitt .... marine pilot
Michael Diliberti .... assistant: Mr. Rubin
Michael Dittmar .... location assistant
Frank Duffy .... medical coordinator (as Frankie Lynch)
Frank Duffy .... set medic (as Frankie Lynch)
Sam Ennis .... key craft service
Caprice Ericson .... assistant location manager
Dan Erstad .... assistant: Mr. Rubin
Daniel Fine .... location auditor
Carol Flaisher .... location manager
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Veloz Gomez .... production assistant
Justin Groetsch .... production assistant
Julie Gueydan .... production assistant
Thomas L. Gunderson .... head animal trainer
Crystal Hawkins .... production accountant
Rene H. Herrera .... water safety (as Rene Herrera)
Cort Hessler .... marine coordinator
Shelley Hinson .... craft service assistant
Jared Hopkins .... production assistant
Susan Humphrey .... animal trainer
Charles A. Jacoby .... assistant: Mr. Rubin
Aaron Janus .... assistant: Mr. Rubin
Amir R. Khan .... production assistant (as Amir Khan)
Perry M. Kimura .... digital scanning and recording
Karl Knuth .... photo double: Bradley Cooper
Luca Kouimelis .... script supervisor
Alex Krimm .... water safety
Brock LaBorde .... script coordinator
Mickey Lambert .... location scout
James Lawler .... assistant: Mr. Rubin
Ian MacGregor .... assistant location manager
Mara Majorowicz .... key tailor
Kim Mallory .... stand-in (as Kimberly Mallory)
David Margulis .... location scout
Elizabeth Maxwell .... assistant chef
Michael Maxwell .... head chef
Carol McConnaughey .... unit publicist
Erica McIntosh .... assistant production coordinator: Los Angeles, re-shoots
Erica McIntosh .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
Cory L. McNeill .... production assistant
Nolan B. Medrano .... first assistant accountant
John Meindl .... advisor: Paintball product placement
John Meindl .... paintball coordinator
Lauren Minichino .... location assistant
C. Nicole Mitchell .... accounting assistant
John A. Mmahat Jr. .... assistant location manager: Baton Rouge
Jared Morrison .... photo double: Justin Bartha
Scott Morrison .... set production assistant: second unit
Kimberly Murphy .... production assistant
Meegan Neeb .... assistant production coordinator
Matt Paull .... key set production assistant
Linda Pickett .... van captain
Cali Pomes .... production assistant
Jason Poteet .... diver
James P. Queen .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Jennifer Ray .... office administrator
Melinda Relyea .... assistant: Ms. Parker
Win Riley .... location scout
Joshua Ruffell .... animal trainer
Will Russell-Shapiro .... assistant: Mr. Aversano
Robin F. Samson .... location scout
Amy Sanderson .... script supervisor: second unit
Mira Shin .... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Darryl A. Smith .... payroll accountant
Kent D. Smith .... location scout Florida
Steve Solomon .... animal trainer
Sarah Sprague .... production office coordinator: re-shoots
Shelley Tassin .... assistant: Mr. Bozman
Debbie Tieman .... first assistant accountant: LA reshoots
Jim Titus .... adr voice (as James T. Williams II)
Karla Torres .... production secretary
Jan Claire Tynes .... location assistant
Jan Claire Tynes .... location scout
Paul Uddo .... production assistant
Mark Vanselow .... diver: marine department
Troy Waters .... marine coordinator
Mark Welch .... location assistant: Alabama
Derrick Bentley Wells .... location assistant
Tim Williams .... monkey trainer
Bob Wolford .... animal trainer: chipmunk
E. Michael Hewett .... location scout: North Carolina (uncredited)
Gregory Labenz .... stand-in (uncredited)
Warner Loughlin .... acting coach (uncredited)
Louis Webre .... stand-in (uncredited)
Ian Zweig .... personal chef (uncredited)
 

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and language
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97 min | Philippines:95 min (cut)
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Trivia:
Brooke Shields, Tori Spelling and Reese Witherspoon were all offered the role of Paula, but turned it down.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Paula is talking to Tripp's parents, and they are drinking iced tea, the amount in the glasses change, and Sue's lemon changes positions.See more »
Quotes:
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Melissa:I just feel really close to you.
Tripp:You are really close to me.
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76 out of 107 people found the following review useful.
Great Cast Wasted on a Sub-Par Sitcom Script, 18 March 2006

Why, oh, why, can Hollywood assemble such a fantastic cast, and fail the cast members so miserably with the script? Stay home and watch a "Friends" rerun and you'll probably witness a more coherent, funnier, and truer script.

Every actor in this cast, including Terry Bradshaw, a former football player, is fantastic.

In fact, why can Terry Bradshaw, a former football player, act better than professional Hollywood writers can write? This script is a mess. Scenes are short and borderline incoherent, or so dumb as to be targeted at an audience too young to care about romance. What's the point of putting goofy scenes, like the fake bird fake CPR scene, a scene that every seven year old in the audience will wake up for, in an alleged "romantic" comedy? There's no romance here. None. Zero. Zip. How do you put two such beautiful, sexy, charismatic actors -- Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker -- in a movie, and yet have absolutely zero romance or heat or sexual chemistry in the movie? I mean, you'd really have to be trying to make a movie this erotically neutered with two such stars.

Nothing here makes much of any sense at all. The scenes are a jumble of failed ideas quickly abandoned. The direction and editing are nil.

A few scenes are ridiculous and childish. Matthew McConaughey is repeatedly attacked by wild animals. These scenes just never take off.

A few scenes are painful.

MM takes SJP on a date on someone else's boat, pretending that it's his. He's caught, and has to run away. Is he supposed to be such a tacky character? Why is SJP supposed to fall in love with him? After MM discovers that his parents have been paying SJP to date him (this isn't a spoiler; this plot device is revealed early on), he uses a particularly crude word to tell her to go away. It's a believable reaction, but since everything else in the movie is so unbelievable, it's just awkward and does not fit.

Then there is the scene where one group of characters spies on another couple of characters via webcams. It's meant to be heartwarming, but it's just utterly unbelievable and really creepy. Whoever scripted this scene is tone deaf.

And a few scenes are just plain bizarre, as if they came from another movie.

This is such a shame. The actors were up for it, but the script writers and director gave them nothing to work with.

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