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Failure to Launch (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 March 2006 (USA)
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A thirty-something is still living with his parents until they hire an interventionist to help him graduate out of the house. That's when the fun begins.

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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 USA:

$24,411,322, 12 March 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$88,715,192, 22 June 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$128,406,887
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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

At the end of the paint ball scene, Paula's jacket goes from being on to around her waist as she walks towards the guys. 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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Referenced in Sports Jeopardy!: Episode #2.14 (2015) See more »

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Roady (The Nextmen Walnut Remix)
Composed by Christopher Faiumu, Dallas Tamaira, Iain Gordon, Toby Laing, Joe Lindsay, Tehimana Kerr and Warren Maxwell
Performed by Fat Freddy's Drop
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Fun Chick Flick
11 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

No, this won't win any major awards or impress the art world's elite, but it is a funny, delightful diversion on a date night. My husband and I laughed all the way through it - as did the entire theater. I go to movies for a diversion from reality and this met the bill. If you don't expect deep meaningful, life altering messages or commentaries on the deep ills of society you will enjoy the movie.

The performances by the supporting cast were delightful and the best of the movie - especially Kathy Bates and Zooey Deschanel. While the chemistry between the leads was lacking spark, their performances were still fun to watch.

The critics need to relax a little and not expect searing dramatic performances from romantic chic flicks!


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