Failure to Launch

Synopsis: At 35, Tripp has an interesting job, a hip car, a passion for sailing, and a great house - trouble is, he lives with his parents. They want him out, so they hire Paula, an "interventionist," who has a formula in these cases: chance encounter, get him to ask her out, involve him in a trauma, meet his friends and get their nod, delay sex, have him teach her something, then launch him. It's worked up to now, but this gets complicated when Tripp thinks she's getting too serious and one of his pals is attracted to Paula's deadpan, semi-alcoholic roommate, who's plagued by a mockingbird. Too many secrets may scrub the launch, and what if Paula really likes him? Who can intervene then?
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Tom Dey
Production: Paramount Pictures
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
97 min

He travels so much

it doesn't make any sense

- to have his own apartment.

- Yeah.

Plus he has a lot of pilot friends

who let him stay over.

Well, I say the whole thing comes down

to being afraid to spank.

I mean you can't build a house

without a hammer!

Anyone for a guava smasher?

I learned to make them in Maui.

These really chase your troubles away.

Cheers, sweetie.

And who is my hot little "wahine," huh?

Bev? What is that?

Oh, I got this in Hawaii.

This is Lono, the god of fertility.

Bud has one, too.

Do you want to see it?

- No!

- No!

No. I mean, what's going on here?

- Dougie moved out!

- Dougie moved out!

- What?

- You're kidding.

- Yes!

- When?

What, like two months ago!

It's been amazing!

Hey, how many times a week

do you think we do it?

- Oh!

- Oh, Bud.

What? Oh!

I can't believe it. How'd you do it?

Dougie's a sweet kid, but...

How in the world did you get him

to move out?

He met a girl.

Met a girl?

Tripp meets a new girl every week.

Well, let's just say maybe he hasn't met

the right girl.

Al, I don't want another recliner.

I want something new.

Hey, here's something new!

Cup holders.

That's not what I'm talking about.

- Okay.

- That's nice.

Get what you want.

Just know that I'm going to be having

an affair within the next six months.

If I've gotta recline,

I'm making it interesting.


Hey, gang.

Let's stay on point here, huh?

We're picking out chairs.

Hello, Dolly!

Son, you see her?

Pop? Pick a chair.

This is the one I want.

- Sold.

- No, that's polka dot.

We're not gonna put that in the house.

Pop, relax.

She's taking the chair with her

when she leaves you.

We ain't buying that chair.

I am getting this polka-dot chair.

I've got my own money.

Unless you start dancing again,

you're broke.

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