Failure to Launch

Failure to Launch

DVD - 2006
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Tripp is a thirtysomething slacker, but that doesn't mean that he is ready to give up the many benefits of living at home with his mom and dad. His desperate parents have had enough though, and after years of gentle nudging they soon realize that it is going to take a concerted effort to get Tripp out so they can enjoy their twilight years in peace. Realizing that their only hope for riding themselves of their reluctant-to-leave son, Al and Sue hope that on the off-chance Tripp will meet the woman of his dreams, the two enlist the help of a beautiful and talented woman in providing the romantic incentive needed to finally get their son out of the family home.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, c2006
Edition: Widescreen special collector's ed
ISBN: 9780792189046
0792189043
Branch Call Number: 791.4372 F162d
DVD FAI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 96 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 03, 2017

It’s every parent’s nightmare: their child still lives with them even after they graduated. In this case, Tripp (Matthew McConaughey), a 35-year-old man, still resides in his parents’ house. Fed up with Tripp’s behavior, his parents hire Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker) to help convince  Tripp to move out. Paula believes that Tripp just needs a boost of confidence so that he will feel comfortable with living without his parents. As Paula spend more time with Tripp, she begins to mix up her personal and professional life. Failure To Launch is fairly predictable and at times very repetitive. I just felt that the plot was all over the place. I absolutely love Matthew McConaughey, but, unfortunately, I cannot say the same for this movie. 
- @Vaseline of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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tenet
May 15, 2014

Rated 4/10.

MissYuppie Aug 17, 2012

This is a LOL movie.... predictable in the plot but isn't that how most rom-coms are??? still if you want to laugh this is a must see

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Somewhat funny, OK as a date night movie, other than that I didn't think it was that good.

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Skywatch
Oct 12, 2010

Really funny, hilarious, and really enjoyed it!

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mbazal
Aug 05, 2010

This movie was cute but highly predictable. I liked the basis of the plot.

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jessadam2
Jun 23, 2011

A very cute and funny movie. It took me a while to see this one,but I'm glad I did. I addad it top my dvd collection as a late entry. Mostly because Zooey. I could listen to her talk all day . I love the way she talks. And she has a wonderful singing voice as well. TOTAL PACKAGE ! ! ! !

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

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

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mbazal
Aug 05, 2010

At 35, Tripp has an interesting job, a hip car, a passion for sailing, and a great house - trouble is, he lives with his parents. They want him out, so they hire Paula, an "interventionist," who has a formula in these cases: chance encounter, get him to ask her out, involve him in a trauma, meet his friends and get their nod, delay sex, have him teach her something, then launch him. It's worked up to now, but this gets complicated when Tripp thinks she's getting too serious and one of his pals is attracted to Paula's deadpan, semi-alcoholic roommate, who's plagued by a mockingbird. Too many secrets may scrub the launch, and what if Paula really likes him? Who can intervene then?

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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mbazal
Aug 05, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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mbazal
Aug 05, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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jessadam2
Jun 23, 2011

I had put this one off forever, I'm glad I finally watched it. It was worth the wait. That Zooey Oh! What is it about you Zooey? Why are so different from every other girl in this world? Why do I desire you so everytime I se you ? Have you put some sort of spell on me ? Or are you an alien from another planet ?

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Paula: Hey, hey.
Kit: Hey, Paula. Good news. It's Champagne Thursday.
Paula: It's Friday.
Kit: Uh, yeah, Thursday came twice this week.
Paula: For the third straight week.
Kit: There's talk of making it permanent.
Paula: Oh, kind of like Daylight Saving's Time?
Kit: Right, but for booze.

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mbazal
Aug 05, 2010

Kit: I smell something. Do you smell something?
Paula: Oh, Tripp and I had crab today.
Kit: No, that's not it. I smell... fun.
Paula: What?
Kit: You are a dirty little fun-haver.

Ace: So, is Kit short for Katherine?
Kit: Yes. Is Ace short for... Ace-a-rooney?

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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mbazal
Aug 05, 2010

mbazal thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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