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Finally, a movie that lives up to its title. Tripp (McConaughey) is a 35-year-old slacker still living with his parents (Bradshaw and Bates). They want him out, so they hire a woman, Paula (Parker), who specializes at getting grown men to move out of their parents' homes. Along the way characters are bitten by a chipmunk, a lizard, a dolphin, even a mockingbird. Both Parker and McConaughey play their usual smiling, glowing selves. Since this is a romantic comedy, they eventually fall in love. Guess Paula's not used to these freeloaders being buff and charming.

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Available on Running time 97 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Bachelor Party, Not-So-True Identity, Salespeople, Sail Away
Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember
Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper, Terry Bradshaw, Kathy Bates, Katheryn Winnick, Tyrell Jackson Williams, Patton Oswalt, Stephen Tobolowsky, Peter Jacobson
Tom Dey
Rolfe Kent
Steve Aaron, Steven Rosenblum, Kevin Constant, Ellen Mirojnick, Jeremy Conway
Scott Rudin, Scott Aversano, Scott Rudin, Aversano Films Production, Paramount

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Failure to Launch
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Failure to Launch. This movie, in my opinion, was just ok. Yeah, it was comical but I just didn't get as interested in it. It's about a guy in his thirty's who still lives with his parents. His parents are sick of him living at home still and want him to move out but don't know how to tell him. So they hire a woman to date him with the hopes it will make him want to move out. Of course he's going to find out and get upset, but in the end the two make up and fall in love. It was funny, but I don't think it was the funniest movie.