Failure to Launch (2006)
IMDb Rating 5.6
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Matthew McConaughey Tripp
Sarah Jessica Parker Paula
Zooey Deschanel Kit
Justin Bartha Ace
Bradley Cooper Demo
Terry Bradshaw Al
Kathy Bates Sue
Tyrell Jackson Williams Jeffrey
Katheryn Winnick Melissa
Rob Corddry Jim The Gun Salesman
The plot of Failure to Launch is utterly implausible, yet the movie is thoroughly fun. Tripp (laid-back Matthew McConaughey, Sahara, Dazed and Confused) is a 35-year-old man who still lives with his parents (Kathy Bates, Misery, and ex-quarterback Terry Bradshaw)--and they aren't happy about it. Eager to get him out of the nest, they hire Paula (Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker), a professional motivator who feigns relationships with boy-men so that their improved self-esteem will lead them to leave the nest. But Tripp's not the usual insecure shut-in Paula's used to, and as sparks fly, Paula finds herself losing her professional distance. This sort of set-up drove classic screwball comedies of the 1930s and 40s; once you embrace the absurdity, the movie zips along with a surprising balance of humor and bittersweet shadings. Failure to Launch gets a huge boost from the supporting performance of Zooey Deschanel (Elf) as Paula's housemate Kit--part sourpuss, part tomboy, and entirely sexy and winning. McConaughey and Parker have enjoyable chemistry and carry the movie well, but Deschanel is an oddball romantic-heroine-in-waiting. Also featuring Bradley Cooper (Alias) and Justin Bartha (National Treasure). --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Tom Dey
Producer Scott Aversano; Ronald M. Bozman; Scott Rudin
Writer Tom J. Astle; Matt Ember
Studio Paramount Pictures
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 96 mins
Movie Release Date 3/10/2006
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 813
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/24/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 097363449140
Release Date 6/27/2006
Subtitles Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Casting Off: The Making Of Failure To Launch
The Failure To Launch Phenomenon
Dating In The New Millennium
Moviefone.com Unscripted with Matthew McConaughey and Terry Bradshaw
The Failure To Launch Contest
Theatrical Trailer
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