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Failure to Launch

Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) is a 34-year-old man who refuses to fly the coop, so his parents hire an "interventionist" named Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker) to pretend to fall in love with him and coax him out of the nest. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 97
Theater Release: 09 Mar 2006
Video Release: 27 Jun 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Hiring a consultant is part of the plot in the movie Hitch as well, where men pay a “Date Doctor” to intervene in their love lives. In the film Marty, a thirty-something bachelor decides to look for a wife despite the advice of his buddies who think he should keep playing the field. Actor Matthew McConaughey also stars in Sahara, playing a relic hunter who finds love.

Home Video Extra Features

Releasing to DVD in either wide (enhanced for 16:9 TVs) or full screen presentations, Failure to Launch offers the following bonus featurettes: Casting Off: The Making of Failure to Launch, The Failure to Launch Phenomenon, Dating in the New Millennium, and Moviefone.com Unscripted with Matthew McConaughey and Terry Bradshaw. The promotional materials The Failure To Launch Contest and the Theatrical Trailer are included as well. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Surround Sound) and French (5.1 Surround Sound), with English and Spanish subtitles and closed-captioning for the hearing impaired.

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