Failure to Launch Synopsis
Slacker thirtysomething meets new girl.
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New York Post

This is a guy comedy being mismarketed as a chick flick, complete with a poster that looks like a page from Lucky magazine.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Bradshaw, who is funnier than you might suspect, also turns out to be the most fearless of performers.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie brings to mind the more polite parts of "Wedding Crashers." Failure to Launch, while totally exuberant and appealingly made, is...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
"The Family Stone" did nothing for Parker, but Failure to Launch makes a strong case for life after "Sex and the City."
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Thanks largely to Ms. Parker and to the delectable Zooey Deschanel as her anhedonic house-mate, the filmmakers still manage to squeeze some...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
McConaughey and Parker get stranded with thanklessly predictable scenes, while Zooey Deschanel, Kathy Bates and Terry Bradshaw garner the...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Failure to Launch sounds like really bad Oscar Wilde, but it's not that good. You are not supposed to dislike anybody here.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
If you like Kathy Bates movies, you'll probably be frustrated with this one, since as Tripp's mother, the invaluable character actress is...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Apocalyptically awful romantic comedy.
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The premise is misbegotten, the chemistry non-existent and the dialogue leaden. Did we mention how tediously the plot unfolds?
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Failure to Launch review

By Therumrunner5
Theater...

Good

By panther96
A great date movie....

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content, partial nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Formulaic romcom isn't meant for kids.
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