The movie's notion of humor is exemplified by Bradshaw's extended nude scene. full review
As listless and phony as Failure to Launch may be, it does have one secret weapon in Zooey Deschanel. full review
How, exactly, did an idea with this much star power and comic potential manage to misfire? full review
This is a showcase for her [Parker's] sensitive intelligence, her watchfulness, and her way of thinking and reacting. The Family Stone did nothing for Parker, but Failure to Launch makes a strong case for life after Sex and the City. full review
Apart from its name (easily the front-runner for worst of the year), Failure to Launch represents a failure in every way: of ideas, of inspiration, of casting.
We have liftoff! And that's exactly what we want from a romantic comedy. full review
This is a guy comedy being mismarketed as a chick flick, complete with a poster that looks like a page from Lucky magazine.
The plot synopsis sounds less like sitcom than sick-com: A womanizer has the tables turned on him when he falls in love with, essentially, a prostitute whose services are being paid for by parents who don't have the decency to ask him to leave. full review
Director Tom Dey throws in so much energetic slapstick that the film feels lively and fresher than it probably should, especially during several scenes involving animal-induced mayhem. full review
The comical part -- the part with the assaulting fauna -- is eccentric, knockabout fun, spattered with outlandish setups and amicably offbeat supporting players who reach out and steal the show. full review
If you're in search of a film with any real emotion or believable story, forget it. If you're OK with a flick that has some funny bits and a kooky couple playing second banana -- hey, launch on. full review
Parker does occasionally make us forget that Failure to Launch is so bereft of comic ideas that it ultimately stoops to giving Terry Bradshaw a nude scene to milk a laugh. full review
The only thing I rooted for in Failure To Launch was for Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker -- the two leads -- to find better movies.
Like The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Wedding Crashers, Failure to Launch reminds us that Hollywood is set on making romantic-comedy counterparts to the chick flick. full review
Under Tom Dey's direction, a perverse form of symmetry is at work here, and the stereotypes seem like old acquaintances you can enjoy for a couple of hours. full review
Cursed with an honest title, Failure to Launch waves a white flag in scene after scene, declaring surrender. full review
There are elements of Failure to Launch that elevate it, albeit sporadically, above the typical romantic comedy that it is. full review