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Failure to Launch Reviews

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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
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
July 23, 2006
...an amiable and entertaining (albeit entirely forgettable) piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 10, 2006
this rom-com dodges the unsavory omen of its title and once again demonstrates that predictable plots aren't so bad if they involve Matthew McConaughey removing his shirt.
| Original Score: 3/5
April 6, 2006
A smartly funny variation on the theme of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (but targeted at a more discerning audience), the film is witty, funny and the cast hand-picked.
March 31, 2006
Flimsy but fun, this rom-com has an enjoyable edge to it -- just don't expect to remember much about it in the morning.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 29, 2006
... a classic example of a movie that isn't as good as the sum of its parts, but those individual parts are surprisingly entertaining
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 24, 2006
When's the last time the tightly clenched buttcheeks of a former pro football star tickled your funnybone?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 13, 2006
Not one of McConaughey's best films
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 12, 2006
Some sharp dialogue raises this romantic comedy above the TV sitcom genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 11, 2006
Three months into the year and finally a decent romantic comedy hits theaters.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 11, 2006
Surprise! Surprise! 'Failure to Launch' actually has an original premise, solid acting and very good writing.
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March 11, 2006
Once in a while, it's just nice to have romance and comedy come together in a pleasant surprise.
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March 11, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2006
This is a showcase for her [Parker's] sensitive intelligence, her watchfulness, and her way of thinking and reacting. The Family Stone did nothing for Parker, but Failure to Launch makes a strong case for life after Sex and the City.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2006
We have liftoff! And that's exactly what we want from a romantic comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2006
This is a guy comedy being mismarketed as a chick flick, complete with a poster that looks like a page from Lucky magazine.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 10, 2006
Director Tom Dey throws in so much energetic slapstick that the film feels lively and fresher than it probably should, especially during several scenes involving animal-induced mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2006
The comical part -- the part with the assaulting fauna -- is eccentric, knockabout fun, spattered with outlandish setups and amicably offbeat supporting players who reach out and steal the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 10, 2006
Like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Wedding Crashers, Failure to Launch reminds us that Hollywood is set on making romantic-comedy counterparts to the chick flick.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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