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Failure to Launch

on 7/17/2012

Funny movie and great actors. I thought the bird issue was very funny too. Overall it was a great comedy.

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Product Overview

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! Zooey Deschanel, Terry Bradshaw, and Alias' Bradley Cooper co-star in this romantic battle of wills that proves there's no place like home.

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Studio Paramount
SKU 203404462
UPC 032429016553
UPC 14 00032429016553
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 4/24/2007
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Mcconaughey,Matthew
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Bradley Cooper - Actor
Claudio Miranda - Cinematographer
Kathy Bates - Actor
Matt Ember - Writer
Matthew McConaughey - Actor
Patton Oswalt - Actor
Rob Corddry - Actor
Rolfe Kent - Original Music By
Ronald M. Bozman - Executive Producer
Sarah Jessica Parker - Actor
Scott Aversano - Producer
Steven Rosenblum - Editor
Terry Bradshaw - Actor
Tom Dey - Director
Tom J. Astle - Writer
Zooey Deschanel - Actor
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review Although not nearly as bad as its title, "Failure to Launch" is an especially slight romantic comedy whose modest charms are derived largely from its supporting players. Conspicuously inspired by magazine articles about a trendy, "Oprah"-worthy syndrome -- adult children unwilling to leave their parents' homes -- the filmmakers pad the movie's allotted time with over-the-top interludes in pursuit of a screwball tone. Blessed with some crowd-pleasing elements, "Launch" should enjoy modest appeal among the weekend-date crowd but, to borrow its terminology, it doesn't seem destined to fully achieve liftoff.
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Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Failure to Launch fails at more than just launching. It fails at romance and comedy. It fails to make the lead characters interesting and their love affair believable. And it fails to develop a consistent tone that would enable viewers to suspend their disbelief and be carried away by a simple tale of two people falling for each other. It's difficult to say whether the leads are miscast or whether the parts are badly written (likely a combination of both), but the pairing of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey generates as many sparks as a soaked match in a rainstorm. Not only are these two unromantic, but their characters are self-absorbed and dull. So it's left to the supporting characters to provide Failure to Launch's few, occasional pleasures.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
Features
Widescreen, English, French, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Mcconaughey,Matthew
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
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Connie Ogle, Miami Herald Bradshaw, who is funnier than you might suspect, also turns out to be the most fearless of performers.
Gene Shalit, Today ...a bright and breezy romantic comedy.
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post ...the best comedy since I don't know when.

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