Despite receiving critical praise for her nastier-than-Carrie turn in The Family Stone, Sarah Jessica Parker is still struggling to shake off the predictable career effects of playing the same sweet, lovelorn character for about a billion years. Her latest effort in that direction is Failure to Launch, a (cringe) romantic comedy in which she stars opposite Matthew McConaughey. In the film, Parker plays some sort of professional motivator who is hired by McConaughey's parents (played by Kathy Bates and Terry Bradshaw. (Terry Bradshaw! I'm so seeing this just for him!) to get him to move the hell out of their house. You know exactly where this is going, don't you? Yep, the "motivation" comes in the form of a girlfriend - a role filled, of course, by Parker's character. And, yes, what starts out as  a job turns into - wait for it - real love. Ah, the sweetness of it all.

So, based on this evidence - the trailer is linked below - maybe Parker's already given up. After all, she could certainly do worse that spending the rest of her career playing a fleet of Carrie Bradshaws: there's certainly good movie money is sweetness and romance.

Failure to Launch hits theaters in February.

[via JoBlo]