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PG-13| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
A young man (Matthew McConaughey) continues to live at the home of parents who, in desperation to push him out of the nest once and for all, hatch a plan. They hire a beautiful woman (Sarah Jessica Parker) to entice him to assume the mantle of responsibility and get his own place.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey , Sarah Jessica Parker , Zooey Deschanel , Justin Bartha , Bradley Cooper , Terry Bradshaw , Kathy Bates , Adam Alexi-Malle

Director: Tom Dey

Genres: Romantic comedy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Failure to Launch (2006)

Release Date: March 10th, 2006|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    "The Family Stone" did nothing for Parker, but Failure to Launch makes a strong case for life after "Sex and the City." show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The premise is misbegotten, the chemistry non-existent and the dialogue leaden. Did we mention how tediously the plot unfolds? show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Thanks largely to Ms. Parker and to the delectable Zooey Deschanel as her anhedonic house-mate, the filmmakers still manage to squeeze some juice out. show more

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