Failure to Launch

Failure to Launch

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Director: Tom Dey

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel

     
 

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A overgrown mama's boy who hasn't found the courage to take flight from the nest gets a little help from the girl of his dreams in the one comedy that proves it's never to late to strike out on your own. Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) may have hit 30, but that doesn't mean that he's ready to give up the many benefits of living at homeSee more details below

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A overgrown mama's boy who hasn't found the courage to take flight from the nest gets a little help from the girl of his dreams in the one comedy that proves it's never to late to strike out on your own. Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) may have hit 30, but that doesn't mean that he's ready to give up the many benefits of living at home with mom (Kathy Bates) and dad (Terry Bradshaw). His desperate parents have had enough, though, and after years of gentle nudging they soon realize that it's going to take a concerted effort to get Tripp out and enjoy their twilight years in peace. Realizing that their only hope for ridding themselves of their reluctant-to-leave offspring rides on the off-chance of his meeting the ideal female companion, mom and dad enlist the help of a beautiful and talented woman (Sarah Jessica Parker) in providing the romantic incentive needed to finally get their son out of the family home.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
The increasing reluctance of adult children to move out of the family homestead provides the jumping-off point for this cleverly written comedy. Matthew McConaughey plays a strapping, aimless 30-something whose loving parents (Kathy Bates and Terry Bradshaw) are ready for some long-overdue privacy. To this end, they hire Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker), a special consultant whose strategy relies on making the commitment-phobic young man fall in love with her. This being a mainstream American romantic comedy, though, you know it’s inevitable that she will fall in love with him, and that complications will ensue. Director Tom Ney (Shanghai Noon) relies heavily on the charm of his principal players to keep the movie bright and fluffy, and McConaughey and Parker are letter-perfect in their respective roles. Zooey Deschanel also registers solidly as the latter’s acerbic roommate, and football-legend-turned-broacaster Terry Bradshaw is surprisingly effective as McConaughey’s extroverted dad. As delightful as it is ultimately frivolous, Failure to Launch is a cool splash of fun, perfect for a light evening’s entertainment.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929304400
Original Release:
2006
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Sales rank:
16,294

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew McConaughey Tripp
Sarah Jessica Parker Paula
Zooey Deschanel Kit
Justin Bartha Ace
Bradley Cooper Demo
Terry Bradshaw Al
Kathy Bates Sue
Rob Corddry Actor
Patton Oswalt Actor
Katheryn Winnick Actor

Technical Credits
Tom Dey Director
Steve Aaron Sound/Sound Designer
Douglas Aibel Casting
Tom J. Astle Screenwriter
Scott Aversano Producer
Ron Bozman Executive Producer
Kevin Constant Art Director
Jeremy Conway Production Designer
Karen Dexter Associate Producer
Matt Ember Screenwriter
Rolfe Kent Score Composer
Liza Richardson Musical Direction/Supervision
Claudio Miranda Cinematographer
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Steven Rosenblum Editor
Scott Rudin Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Failure to Launch
1. Celebrating Our Lifestyle
2. The Right Girl
3. Nothing Is Doomed
4. Dinner and a Show
5. Cruising Through the Steps
6. Bringing Her Home
7. Uncharted Waters
8. Truths Revealed
9. I'm Out
10. At Odds With the Natural World
11. Finding a Solution
12. Reality T.V.
13. Jibe Ho

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