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FAILURE TO LAUNCH
USA: Paramount Pictures
UK: UIP (UK)
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper, Terry Bradshaw, Kathy Bates, Adam Alexi-Malle, Dr Melissa Caudle, Kristi Chalaire, Greg Cool, Aubrey Dollar, Anne Ewen, Larry Gamell Jr, Geoffrey Gould, Michele Harrington, Summer Lee, Ilana Levine, Don Lincoln, Jerrod Paige, Jon Purvis, Johnny Rock, Jessica Stone, Ray Thibodeaux, Mageina Tovah, Tyrell Jackson Williams, Katheryn Winnick
Director: Tom Dey
USA & UK: 95 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and language
UK Certificate: 12A contains one use of strong language and moderate sex references
USA Release Date: 10 March 2006 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 31 March 2006
Tripp (Matthew McConaughey), 35, has never been able to leave the nest. Now, his desperate parents have had enough. They hire the gorgeous and talented girl of his dreams (Sarah Jessica Parker) to get him to move out of the house.
Everything changes for Tripp when he meets Paula. She's everything that Tripp's looking for: smart, funny, talented, and beautiful. What Tripp doesn't know is that there's a good reason she's so perfect: a professional consultant, Paula has been hired by his parents to lure him out of the house.
Tripp comes from good stock and his parents Al and Sue are played by Pro Football Hall of Famer and co-host of "NFL on Fox" Terry Bradshaw and Academy AwardŽ-winner Kathy Bates. For a former marine with his own printing business, Al is content to let his wife, Sue, "run the show." Sue and Al have a passive-aggressive approach to getting their son out of the house but instead of talking to him about it, which might have been a prickly conversation, they hire Paula to get him to move out.
Rounding out the cast are Justin Bartha as Ace and Bradley Cooper as Demo - Tripp's friends since childhood - and Zooey Deschanel as Kit, Paula's sarcastic roommate.