Failure to Launch

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"To leave the nest, some men just need a little push."
  • PG-13
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 5.6  (85,212)
  • 47

Failure to Launch is a romantic comedy movie from 2006 starring Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Bates. The story revolves around a 35-year-old man named Tripp (Matthew McConaughey), who still lives with his parents and refuses to leave their house. Tripp's parents have been trying to get him to move out of their home but have failed miserably, and they reach out to a professional interventionist, Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker), to help solve the problem.

Paula's job is to help guys like Tripp to "launch" by pretending to fall in love with them and then helping them to realize that it's time to move out of their parents' house and start their lives. However, things don't go as planned when Paula starts developing real feelings for Tripp. She starts questioning her job and wonders if her feelings towards Tripp are genuine.

Meanwhile, Tripp's friends are all in happy, committed relationships, which makes Tripp feel even more lost and alone. He's not sure what he wants from life, and all he knows is that he's not ready to leave the comforts of his parents' home. However, as Paula starts spending more time with him, she begins to open his eyes to the possibilities of life outside of his parents' house.

As Tripp and Paula begin to get closer, Tripp's parents are thrilled, and they believe that Paula is the answer to their prayers. However, things take a complicated turn when Paula finds out about the plan to get Tripp out of the house, forcing her to confront her feelings for him and decide whether she should continue her job or follow her heart.

Throughout the movie, we see Tripp struggling to figure out what he wants from life and how he can move forward. We see him going on dates, trying to find love but ultimately realizing that he has deep-rooted issues he needs to address before he can commit to anyone else.

The movie also deals with themes such as love, commitment, and the struggle of living with your parents even when you're an adult. It takes a light-hearted approach to the issue at hand, and the movie is a fun watch for anyone who enjoys romantic comedies.

Matthew McConaughey is excellent in his portrayal of Tripp, and he brings a sense of realism to the character. Sarah Jessica Parker also shines in her role as Paula, and the chemistry between the two leads makes for a compelling watch.

Kathy Bates plays Tripp's mother, Sue, and she brings a lot of humor and heart to the movie. She's overbearing and pushy at times, but it's clear that she loves her son and wants him to succeed in life.

In conclusion, Failure to Launch is a charming romantic comedy that explores the themes of love, commitment, and growing up. The movie has a lot of heart, and the chemistry between the leads is undeniable. It's a feel-good movie that's perfect for a cozy night in, and it's sure to leave you with a smile on your face.

Failure to Launch is a 2006 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 47.

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    1 hr 37 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.6  (85,212)
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