Failure to Launch (2006)
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Critic Reviews for Failure to Launch
The movie's notion of humor is exemplified by Bradshaw's extended nude scene.
As listless and phony as Failure to Launch may be, it does have one secret weapon in Zooey Deschanel.
Add to this a confused moral message and it's clear that, as its title inadvertently suggests, this romantic comedy never gets off the ground.
Fans of Bongo playing narcissist Matthew McConaughey will breeze through this formulaic rom-com, though it possesses about as much charm as it does logic.
It's not funny. It is occasionally witty, but not very often. It seems the filmmakers realized that as well as they fill the frequent dry spells with physical comedy that doesn't really fit the tone of the movie.
Audience Reviews for Failure to Launch
Yeah, it's not the best, and Matthew McConaughey looks damn rough for "35", but sometimes a rom com is just the thing, and this is a cute idea and fairly inoffensive. Zooey Deschanel as well in a small role.
By the numbers romcom nearly completely stolen by ZD as the quirky nutjob support girlfriend. The best thing seen with SJP though, by far.
It gets three stars purely for Zooey Deschanel and that bloody bird! Deschanel is quirky and funny in this Funnyish movie!
Failure to Launch Quotes
|Al:||[Sitting naked together in a recliner, singing] Hit the road, 'Tripp', and don't ya come back no more, no more, no more, no more.|
|Kit:||What the hell kind of devil bird chirps at night.|
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