Failure to Launch (2006) - Plot Summary Poster

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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>
  • Tripp is a 35-year-old bachelor still living with his parents, Al and Sue. Al and Sue hire professional interventionist Paula to play Tripp's girlfriend and seductively manipulative him into moving out of their home, but Paula and Tripp fall in love for each other, and when Tripp's best friends, Ace and Demo, accidentally discover the truth about Paula, one uses it to blackmail her for a date while the other spills the beans to Tripp, spoiling both the intervention and their budding, genuine relationship. To fix the situation, Tripp's and Paula's friends converge to plot a manipulative intervention of their own.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • A thirtysomething slacker suspects his parents of setting him up with his dream girl so he'll finally vacate their home.

    - Written by Anonymous


Tripp(Matthew McConaughey) is a whimsical 35 year-old man going through relationship troubles. His troubles seem to begin and end with the fact he lives with his parents...

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