A thirty-something is still living with his parents until they hire an interventionist to help him graduate out of the house. That's when the fun begins.
Playboy à saisir (2006) Online
At 35, Tripp has an interesting job, a hip car, a passion for sailing, and a great house - trouble is, he lives with his parents. They want him out, so they hire Paula, an "interventionist," who has a formula in these cases: chance encounter, get him to ask her out, involve him in a trauma, meet his friends and get their nod, delay sex, have him teach her something, then launch him. It's worked up to now, but this gets complicated when Tripp thinks she's getting too serious and one of his pals is attracted to Paula's deadpan, semi-alcoholic roommate, who's plagued by a mockingbird. Too many secrets may scrub the launch, and what if Paula really likes him? Who can intervene then?
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Sarah Jessica Parker||-||Paula|
|Tyrel Jackson Williams||-||Jeffrey|
|Rob Corddry||-||Gun Salesman #1|
|Patton Oswalt||-||Techie Guy|
|Adam Alexi-Malle||-||Mr. Axelrod|
|Gretchen Cleevely||-||Gretchen the Veterinarian|
The roles of Tripp and Paula were written for Zach Braff and Amanda Peet.
The film's cast includes two Oscar winners: Matthew McConaughey and Kathy Bates; and one Oscar nominee: Bradley Cooper.
Brooke Shields, Tori Spelling, and Reese Witherspoon were all offered the role of Paula, but turned it down.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey shared screentime before the release of this film, in Sex and the City (1998), in season three, episode thirteen, "Escape From New York", where Carrie Bradshaw goes to Hollywood and meets McConaughey, who played himself.
When Tripp is talking to the couple about power versus sail boats, the coffee cups they hold give away one of the movie's shooting locations, New Orleans. CC's coffee houses are only found in Louisiana (as of 2006).
The minor league baseball game, to which Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) takes Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker), is a home game of the New Orleans Zephyrs.
The BB gun, that Ace (Justin Bartha) and Kit (Zooey Deschanel) use to shoot the mockingbird, is a Red Rider.
Robert Duvall was originally cast to play Al, before he was replaced by Terry Bradshaw.
Justin Bartha and Bradley Cooper, who played Matthew McConaughey's friends, appeared in The Hangover trilogy.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Bradley Cooper were in season two, episode four, "They Shoot Single People, Don't They?", of Sex and the City (1998).
Gretchen Cleevely (Gretchen the veterinarian) appeared in Sex and the City (1998) season four, episode seven, "Time and Punishment".
Paul Dooley was cast as Al, but the part was re-cast right before filming started.
In the climbing scene, one of the climbers wears a helmet with a number 8 resembling the racing number used by Dale Earnhardt Jr.