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Failure to Launch Reviews

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November 7, 2012
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
March 22, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 20, 2009
A limp romantic comedy, this cut-and-paste bookend to last year's "Hitch" finds Sarah Jessica Parker playing Paula a demoralized romantic turned "professional interventionist."
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 23, 2008
Verging on the preposterous, director Tom Dey's Failure To Launch relies on attractive stars to overcome its lackluster execution.
May 2, 2007
Failure to Launch? The same can be said for the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 19, 2007
Zooey Deschanel steals so many scenes as Paula's anti-social roommate that she deserves to share top billing alongside McConaughey and Parker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 1, 2007
You can positively smell the filmmakers' misguidedly intent resolution to turn this flick into something that will appeal to 12-year-old boys as well as its targeted chicks.
February 24, 2007
It's everything wrong with bad romantic comedies, all rolled into one easy-to-hate package.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 18, 2006
The movie's notion of humor is exemplified by Bradshaw's extended nude scene.
December 13, 2006
A romantic comedy in the true sense of the word, "Failure to Launch" is the first certified "date film" of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 7, 2006
As listless and phony as Failure to Launch may be, it does have one secret weapon in Zooey Deschanel.
September 22, 2006
The multiple contrivances and the inevitable grinding of the storytelling gears will have you itching to go home -- whether you happen to live with your parents or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 13, 2006
i just hated every single character soooo much
| Original Score: 1.5/4
July 23, 2006
...an amiable and entertaining (albeit entirely forgettable) piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 24, 2006
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.
June 18, 2006
It'd take a considerably more charming pair of leads to salvage a concept this lame and a screenplay this witless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 29, 2006
One of those average romantic comedies that Hollywood churns out several times a year like widgets on an assembly line.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 12, 2006
The two times I did laugh, no one else did.
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May 12, 2006
Tom Dey directs with all the energy of a cook flipping burgers at Jack in the Box.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2006
As bland as corn flakes.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
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