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Failure to Launch (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 10 March 2006 (USA)
A thirty-something, is still living at home until his parents hire an interventionist to help him graduate out of the house. That's when the fun begins.

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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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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To leave the nest, some men just need a little push.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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10 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Soltero en casa  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,411,322 (USA) (12 March 2006)

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$88,715,192 (USA) (22 June 2006)
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The BB gun, that Ace (Justin Bartha) and Kit (Zooey Deschanel) use to shoot the mockingbird, is a Red Rider. See more »

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The time on Terry Bradshaw's watch keeps changing during the scene at the table. See more »

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[first lines]
Melissa: I just feel really close to you.
Tripp: You ARE really close to me.
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang
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A good time!
9 March 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Being a huge SJP and Matthew fan- I of course went to see the movie. I was shocked and really pleased to see how much camera time Zooey Deschanel got. She was my favorite character in the movie- by far. I wasn't expecting that at all. Her facial expressions and deep voice were perfect for the quirky character she played. So now I am a huge fan of her's. Back to the movie. The plot was a little predictable (duh),but was truly a pleasurable one. I didn't go to the movie to be deeply moved- but I did go to see a great light-hearted film with an amazing cast. And I had success. I love Kathy Bates- so it's a plus that she's in it. Terry Bradshaw is naked at one point.....so rate that as you will. But all in all- a good time was had. Go see it.


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