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FAILURE TO LAUNCH (2006) *

If it wasn't for the fact that yours truly was an extra in this, I never woulda watched this mess. It's one of the worse romantic comedies EVER.

The premise is a half baked rip-off of Hitch and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Matthew (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation) McConagahey stars as a shiftless lay about who is 35 and still lives with his parents (Oscar winner Kathy Bates and ex-footballer Terry Bradshaw). They hire Sarah Jessica (Footloose) Parker to fall in love with him so he will move out.

The set-up would have been pretty thin for a half hour sitcom, but unfortunately there are even less jokes in this 90 minute movie than you would find in a half hour show. What jokes there are revolve around McConagahey getting bitten by various animals (a chipmunk, a lizard and a dolphin!).

When Animals Attack is funnier.

There's even a longer subplot about Zooey (Elf) Deschanel trying to kill a mockingbird too. You know your movie really hates its audience when it shows you Terry Bradshaw's ass.

Co-star Bradley Cooper was also in Wedding Crashers, which was also filmed in the Easton area. Director Tom Dey has done some funny stuff (Shanghai Noon), but you would never know it from watching this crap.
Tags: chick flick, comedy, f
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