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Failure To Launch

Released on 17 July 2006

Featuring: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker & Zooey Deschanel

Format: DVD | Rating: 12 years & over

3.0 out of 5 (15 customer reviews) | Write a review

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Matthew McConaughey is Tripp, a 35 year old who still lives with his parents. And who can blame him? It's free, he's got a great room and mom (Kathy Bates) does the laundry. Desperate to get him out of the house, his parents hire a gorgeous woman, Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker), to give him a little...push. They just didn't expect Tripp would push back!

In this romantic battle of wills, there's no place like home...
  • 'Making Of' featurette
  • Interview with Matthew McConaughey and Terry Bradshaw
  • 'Failure To Launch' contest
  • Featurettes
  • Theatrical trailer

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 Average rating (15 reviews)

 Good fun, rom com, girlie night in ahoy!

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SJP and Matthew, charming casting with great support. SJP is still a little 'Carrie' in this with certain quirks etc but she does it well so it kinda goes here too. With so many of us now not being able to actually afford to move out, how do our folks feel to have us 30 somethings still at home. Here we see one set of parents try to solve the problem in a comical way.
A good light hearted rom com, some great characters namely from SJP's room mate and Matthews mates, nice for girls to see the 'boys' side of things, what they think of relationships and their games etc.
For a nice chilled easy night with a bucket of popcorn, a good film to watch.

 Awful & Unfunny Movie.

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Failure to Launch (2006) is a very silly, very unfunny and lame romantic comedy starring Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker.

The plot of this movie is very weak and there are no real laughs to be had. McConaughey and Parker struggle to generate any chemistry and its only the almost funny supporting cast, including Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper and Kathy Bates, who stopped me giving this movie one star.

Tom Dey (Shanghai Noon) does a pretty bad job directing. The movie feels awkward and clunky while the laughs feel forced. Maybe women will like this movie more but I just felt it was really bad.

 lovey dovey

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i disagree with the below comment, this isnt a boring film at all, its predictable but a good film, a romantic comedy

 BIG NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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This film is absolute rubbish!!! It is just a copy of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and THAT is a FAB movie, they shouldnt of even attempted to copy it! They have used some of the same people even, and this film plays on deception, which is what 10 Days was all about aswell, plus, I swear they stole some of the lines from it too.............like I said.....BIG NO NO!! I do NOT RECOMMEND this film! The whole feel of the movie is just so wrong!!

 Good cast

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The cast is great but the script and plot let the film down. An ok movie. Wouldn't buy it personally, but worth seeing if you are into girly movies!

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ActorsMatthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel, Bradley Cooper, Terry Bradshaw, Kathy Bates & Stephen Tobolowsky
DirectorTom Dey
Certificate12 years and over
Year2006
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Duration1 hour and 34 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.