The parents of a young man (Matthew McConaughey) who still lives at home hire a beautiful woman (Sarah Jessica Parker) to entice him to finally leave the nest.
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" If you're in search of a film with any real emotion or believable story, forget it. If you're OK with a flick that has some funny bits and a kooky couple playing second banana -- hey, launch on. "
" The only thing I rooted for in Failure To Launch was for Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker -- the two leads -- to find better movies. "
" Failure to Launch is yet another disposable romantic comedy made with little thought or skill. "
" 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. "
" Under Tom Dey's direction, a perverse form of symmetry is at work here, and the stereotypes seem like old acquaintances you can enjoy for a couple of hours. "
" Apart from its name (easily the front-runner for worst of the year), Failure to Launch represents a failure in every way: of ideas, of inspiration, of casting. "
" Cursed with an honest title, Failure to Launch waves a white flag in scene after scene, declaring surrender. "
" As listless and phony as Failure to Launch may be, it does have one secret weapon in Zooey Deschanel. "
" We have liftoff! And that's exactly what we want from a romantic comedy. "
" 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. "
" This is a dark, horrible history, and yet there are times when "Walking With the Enemy" feels like "To Be Or Not to Be," only without Jack Benny, or like "Hogan's Heroes" without the jokes. "
" This is a guy comedy being mismarketed as a chick flick, complete with a poster that looks like a page from Lucky magazine. "
" It's completely unbelievable. "
" 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. "
" The movie's notion of humor is exemplified by Bradshaw's extended nude scene. "
" 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. "
" How, exactly, did an idea with this much star power and comic potential manage to misfire? "
" Parker does occasionally make us forget that Failure to Launch is so bereft of comic ideas that it ultimately stoops to giving Terry Bradshaw a nude scene to milk a laugh. "
" The plot synopsis sounds less like sitcom than sick-com: A womanizer has the tables turned on him when he falls in love with, essentially, a prostitute whose services are being paid for by parents who don't have the decency to ask him to leave. "
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