Thanks to cast, `Failure to Launch' is mostly smooth sailing

Review B

March 10, 2006|By CHRIS KALTENBACH | CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN MOVIE CRITIC

Matthew McConaughey is handsome and easygoing. Sarah Jessica Parker is adorable and hard-to-resist. Failure to Launch, a romantic comedy that, in spite of its title, has nothing to do with rockets, uses those personas to full advantage.

There's comfort in seeing actors we know doing what we've come to expect them to do. But more important, the film surrounds them with supporting characters who are less familiar to us, who act in ways we don't expect. The result is a satisfying blend that goes down nice and easy.

Failure to Launch (Paramount Pictures) Starring Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel. Directed by Tom Dey. Rated PG-13. Time 95 minutes.

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