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Failure To Launch

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A thirtysomething slacker suspects his parents of setting him up with his dream girl so he'll finally evacuate their home.


Studio Paramount
SKU 202540045
UPC 097361181042
UPC 14 00097361181042
Format DVD
Release Date 8/21/2007
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Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Name Matthew McConaughey
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Name Sarah Jessica Parker
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Name Kathy Bates
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Name Terry Bradshaw
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Name Tom Dey
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Cast & Crew
Claudio Miranda - Cinematographer
Kathy Bates - Actor
Matt Ember - Writer
Matthew McConaughey - Actor
Rolfe Kent - Original Music By
Ronald M. Bozman - Executive Producer
Sarah Jessica Parker - Actor
Scott Aversano - Producer
Steven Rosenblum - Editor
Tom Dey - Director
Tom J. Astle - Writer
Zooey Deschanel - Actor
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.
Reviewer Brian Lowry
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review During the course of "Failure to Launch," characters are bitten by a chipmunk, a dolphin, a lizard and a mockingbird. I am thinking my hardest why this is considered funny, and I confess defeat. Would the movie be twice as funny if the characters had also been bitten by a Chihuahua, a naked mole rat and a donkey? I was bitten by a donkey once. It was during a visit to Stanley Kubrick's farm, outside London.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 5
DVD, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby, Digital Audio, French, No Longer Produced
Gene Shalit, Today ...a bright and breezy romantic comedy.
Connie Ogle, Miami Herald Bradshaw, who is funnier than you might suspect, also turns out to be the most fearless of performers.
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post ...the best comedy since I don't know when.

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