Failure to LaunchMarch 10, 2006
A thirtysomething slacker suspects his parents of setting him up with his dream girl so he'll finally vacate their home.
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 5.5/10 (28,091 voted)
Critic's Score: 47/100
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Bates
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?
Writers: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember
Sarah Jessica Parker
Tyrel Jackson Williams
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Release Date: 10 March 2006
Filming Locations: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $24,411,322
(12 March 2006)
Did You Know?
Robert Duvall was originally cast to play Al, before he was replaced by Terry Bradshaw.
When Tripp is tied up in the chair the camera cuts to a shot of his feet turning him to his right and putting the stairs in the background directly behind him. Then the camera cuts to a head shot of Tripp and the stairs are on his left, then cut back to feet and stairs are directly behind him as he taps his right foot.
I just feel really close to you.
You are really close to me.
Not at all like the trailer
The trailer was boring and I was sure I didn't want to see the movie. I
am also not a big fan of Matt or Sarah. Luckily for me there was
nothing "good" to see for date night out with the wife. So we decided
to see "Failure to Launch". It was possibly the funniest movie so far
this year. Great characters, great story, and loads of bust out
laughing situations. Terry Bradshaw and Kathy Bates are crazy/funny and
actually parents I would love to have. The rest of the cast, especially
the character of Kit, are perfect for the parts played and extremely
funny. This is just what it is supposed to be, a fun romp. Enjoy this
movie and don't take it seriously like the guy from Canada.