Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Real Life ‘Failure To Launch’ Character Desperate To Escape Parents’ Basement

BOULDER, Colo. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you think Matthew McConaughey’s character in the movie Failure To Launch has issues, wait until you hear this guy’s tale.

His name is Josh Epstein, and the Boulder, Colorado resident is one of the more convincing contestants in the “Room To Move” search for America’s favorite “homebody,” which offers $20,000 in cash and prizes to the most “parentally challenged.”

Epstein definitely qualifies. The 22 year-old Epstein lives in his parents’ basement closet, and claims he has to deal with a constant stream of his parents’ dubious friends into his dank space, plus a stinky, flatulent dog and only a footlocker for storage.

Says Epstein: “There’s no Sarah Jessica Parker coming to rescue me. This is my reality, it’s no movie.”

Epstein says if he wins, he’ll be able to put his degree from Pitzer College in Environmental Studies to good use – without having to suffer from a poor environment in his own home.

He adds: “I’d rent a basement closet twenty times the size of the one I’m in now!”

Visitors to can vote from now until June 16 at the website.

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