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Tripp has never been able to leave the nest. He's always had some reason or other, but now, his desperate parents have had enough. They hire the gorgeous and talented girl of his dreams to get him to move out of the house.
Comedy - This is a formula romantic comedy aimed at a female audience and
couples though there are some concessions to males, such as the
casting of football legend Terry Bradshaw in a supporting role.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 15 S-words, 4 GD's, a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Non-sexual male rear and side nudity; brief clothed sensuality. VIOLENCE: Animal attacks and paintball shootings played for laughs. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol. ACTION: Bike racing and paintball gun fights. COMEDY: Sex-related verbal humor; wisecracks; animal and cute kid gags.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average Failure to Launch fails at more than just launching. It fails at romance and comedy. It fails to make the lead characters interesting and their love affair believable.
Roger EbertFull Review Poor Did the director, Tom Dey, favor quick cutting for some reason? Perhaps because he couldn't stand to look at any one shot for very long? That's the way I felt.
USA TodayFull Review Poor This would-be romantic comedy is neither. The premise is misbegotten, the chemistry non-existent and the dialogue leaden.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 284 moviegoers:Females of all ages LOVED "Failure to Launch," and the males weren't too far behind. Approximately three-quarters of all moviegoers gave an opinion of "Very Good," or higher, which is great. Also great is that most of the remaining third rated this movie "Good," which is a bit on the low side, but still indicates a movie they enjoyed. I have no problem recommending "Failure to Launch."