Great Cast Wasted on a Sub-Par Sitcom Script
Why, oh, why, can Hollywood assemble such a fantastic cast, and fail
the cast members so miserably with the script? Stay home and watch a
"Friends" rerun and you'll probably witness a more coherent, funnier,
and truer script.
Every actor in this cast, including Terry Bradshaw, a former football
player, is fantastic.
In fact, why can Terry Bradshaw, a former football player, act better
than professional Hollywood writers can write? This script is a mess.
Scenes are short and borderline incoherent, or so dumb as to be
targeted at an audience too young to care about romance. What's the
point of putting goofy scenes, like the fake bird fake CPR scene, a
scene that every seven year old in the audience will wake up for, in an
alleged "romantic" comedy? There's no romance here. None. Zero. Zip.
How do you put two such beautiful, sexy, charismatic actors -- Matthew
McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker -- in a movie, and yet have
absolutely zero romance or heat or sexual chemistry in the movie? I
mean, you'd really have to be trying to make a movie this erotically
neutered with two such stars.
Nothing here makes much of any sense at all. The scenes are a jumble of
failed ideas quickly abandoned. The direction and editing are nil.
A few scenes are ridiculous and childish. Matthew McConaughey is
repeatedly attacked by wild animals. These scenes just never take off.
A few scenes are painful.
MM takes SJP on a date on someone else's boat, pretending that it's
his. He's caught, and has to run away. Is he supposed to be such a
tacky character? Why is SJP supposed to fall in love with him? After MM
discovers that his parents have been paying SJP to date him (this isn't
a spoiler; this plot device is revealed early on), he uses a
particularly crude word to tell her to go away. It's a believable
reaction, but since everything else in the movie is so unbelievable,
it's just awkward and does not fit.
Then there is the scene where one group of characters spies on another
couple of characters via webcams. It's meant to be heartwarming, but
it's just utterly unbelievable and really creepy. Whoever scripted this
scene is tone deaf.
And a few scenes are just plain bizarre, as if they came from another
This is such a shame. The actors were up for it, but the script writers
and director gave them nothing to work with..
pooky1995 watch Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins movie
This was a good movie and I give it 4 stars on quality and the main guy Matthew for being so hot..
tomaszsz watch Into The Blue movie
Maryj4 watch Too Late The Hero movie
DonDonQue watch Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation movie
zaei watch The Human Centipede (First Sequence) movie
good movie i loved every minute of it.
i love jessica parker.
Fun movie, entertaining and light. hard not to like..
comedy makes me relieve.
this is a funny movie so cute and hystrical.
Obvious at times, but I liked it.
Failure to Launch is a film that tanked with critics. But I was one of
the rare few who actually thought it was funny. Failure to launch is
one of those films that is obvious at times and somewhat silly but has
things to keep it together. I'm tired of these Matthew Mcconaghay
romantic comedies. I have no intention on seeing Ghosts of girlfriend's
past. I don't think he can act. But this was probably his last good
romantic comedy. The reason why I most liked it was because I thought
some of the characters were great and that most of the film was funny.
I will name the good characters: Kit(Zooey Deschanel): Kit is
Paula's(Sarah Jessica Parker)room mate. Kit is obsessing about killing
this mockingbird throughout the entire film. She's great in this film,
like in every film she's in. I really thought she was great in this
Ace(Justin Bartha): Justin Bartha(One of my favorite actors) plays Ace.
When I found out he was in this film, I had to see it. Ace is a dork
who actually falls in love with Kit. I just thought he was good as Ace.
Like I expected.
Trip's parents: The main character's parents(played by Kathy Bates and
Terry Bradshaw) are pretty funny in this film. They remind me of a
Barone type couple, which I hate. But I don't hate these people. Though
they try to throw their son out of the house, I could see why.
I know getting bit by animals time and time and again may not be funny.
I thought it was. Mostly do to the film's great characters and good
humor but sometimes obvious humor, Failure to Launch still pulls
together. I think you should see it.
The Plot: Trip is a thirty something year old who still lives with his
parents. So one day, his parents hire a woman to date him to try to
convince him to move out of the house..