Failure to Launch

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If you want to go to a movie and leave the theater with a smile on your face check out the light-hearted romantic-comedy, Failure to Launch. Trip (Matthew McConaughey) is a charming 35 year old bachelor who for some reason still lives at home with his parents. His desperate parents, Al (Terry Bradshaw) and Sue (Kathy Bates) hire a gorgeous woman named Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker) who is a relationship expert. Her job is to coerce, woo and seduce middle aged men to become interested in her and leave their parents houses. My first question was what kind of a job is that? (It sounds like a call girl who is paid by the guy’s parents.) The problem starts when she begins falling in love with Trip and he realizes that Paula is trying to trick him. Now, if Trip does move out of his parents house will he ever see her again? This is your typical romantic-comedy and you have to be from Mars not to know the answer. This is not one of those intellectual movies with a powerful plot. In fact, it’s not super funny and the writing and directing could have been much better. When I think back, I honestly can’t find many redeeming qualities; yet I still enjoyed it. I did think the chemistry between the four main characters was perfect and even though Bradshaw’s not a professional actor he was very funny. I’m still not sure why he had a naked room in his house except to have a nude shot of him from the rear. Yes, sometimes blindness really is a blessing. I probably shouldn’t have enjoyed this chick flick as much as I did, but I’m giving it a C rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.