Failure to Launch (2006, USA) C-97m. SCOPE ** D: Tom Dey. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper, Terry Bradshaw, Kathy Bates, Stephen Tobolowsky. Formulaic romantic comedy about 35-year-old man (McConaughey) who still lives with his parents, who hire a woman (Parker) to make him move out. Then they fall in love and predictable complications ensue. Contrivance made enjoyable by Dey's fast-paced direction, star-chemistry.

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