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Failure to Launch


Mar 09, 2006

Latest Home Video

Jun 27, 2006

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Matthew McConaughey
Sarah Jessica Parker
Zooey Deschanel
Justin Bartha


2006 Paramount Pictures

Still shot from the movie: Failure to Launch.

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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.

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Why Is Failure to Launch Rated PG-13?

Failure to Launch is rated PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity and language.

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Opening with a bedroom scene, this film focuses on the casual, sexual behaviors of several characters, with no apparent consequences for their choices. The script also contains numerous discussions of sexual activities, a lesbian comment and scenes of passionate kissing. Buttock nudity is portrayed in a non-sexual context. Several of the characters often consume alcohol at home, in a restaurant and in public. They sometimes turn to liquor in times of stress and occasionally appear to be under the influence. Tripp and his friends seem to be afraid of commitment and instead spend their time pursuing athletic pastimes. During their games, Tripp is bitten by a chipmunk, dolphin and lizard. He also crashes when riding his mountain bike, falls while rock climbing, and is shot during a paint ball game. Frequent profanities including one use of an extreme sexual expletive are included.

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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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Coarse Language, Nudity.
AB PG Sexual Content. Not Recommended for Young Children.
MB PG Not Recommended For Young Children.
ON PG Mature Theme.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Failure to Launch...

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 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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