Here comes another romance comedy review! Yes, they’re predictable, yes they don’t have many differences between them, yes they’re soppy and just put a smile on your face! Although, I do have to admit this one does have slightly different characters from usual and the initial reason for the couple to date.
Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker) calls herself an interventionist, someone who has a knowledge of helping men move out of their parents’ house. Paula’s job is dating these men to make these realise they can live a different life, an independent life, on their own, not in their parents’ house in their thirty-somethings. She is hired by parents who want their sons out. Introducing Tripp (Matthew McConaughey); an adrenaline-junkie living a leisurely life on boats and enjoying abseiling and hanging with his friends, but he still lives at home with his parents. Obviously, this case is not like all her other cases. Paula finds that Tripp is very different from the normal men she dates and persuades to move out.
The best character in this film, however, has to be the hilarity, bluntness and chaotic moods swings of Paula’s best friend, Kit (played by the excellent Zooey Deschanel). Even though she’s not the main character, she is funny in her own bonkers way. There are also many other recognisable characters that turn up in the film, such as Kathy Bates, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, and Stephen Tobolowsky.
‘Failure to Launch’ is by far not my favourite romcom. It has its moments – it’s not fantastic, it’s not horrific. There are enjoyable scenes, and really random ones too. Especially with the bizarre storyline with Bradley Cooper’s character being in harmony with all animals and Matthew McConaughey’s really not being in harmony at all. Kit as a character is fun and crazy as I’ve already mentioned – she is the highlight of the film. I can’t say this is a romcom to remember, in fact it can be quite forgettable. However, it’s one to escape into for a little while with few giggle worthy moments.