Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker are two likable actors with the absolute worst taste in roles. At least putting them together means only one bad movie will ensue rather than two, individually. And initially, this movie isn't all that awful. McConaughey plays a happy-go-lucky womanizer who still lives with his parents (Terry Bradshaw and Kathy Bates) and breaks up with women by introducing them to mom and dad.
Parker is a professional something or other who's like a hooker but not, as she hires herself out to parents of adult men living at home. She gets their sons to fall for her, gain some self-esteem and, ultimately, move out. How she can achieve this without sex or heavy making-out remains an unsolved mystery. There's some really odd, off-the-wall humor that works well, especially from Zooey Deschanel as Parker's alcoholic housemate and an extended in-joke at McConaughey's expense (his parents' house is number 420, and his father likes to walk around naked). Too bad the climax is so painfully contrived that it leaves you walking out with a bad taste.