Failure to Launch
Failure to Launch is a pretty much predictible by-the-numbers romantic comedy… and we don’t get enough of those anymore! It was really charming, light and fun. Sarah Jessica Parker plays a woman who helps parents get their grown sons to move out of the house. Matthew McCoughnahey plays the grown son in question, 35 years old and still taking up space at the folk’s place. Kathy Bates is endearing as his mom. Terry Bradshaw is a hoot as his dad. Gotta give the guy credit for parading his bare behind around like it’s no big deal! That scene got the biggest laughs from the audience – and a few shrieks of “eeeeew!” Great supporting performance from Zoe Deschanel as the roommate who lands the guy’s best friend. They try to throw in a few life lessons, and there are a few requisite pratfalls that I would deem unnecessary, but all in all, a nice little date movie.