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Couples Retreat (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 9 October 2009 (USA)
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A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.

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Peter Billingsley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Dave
Jason Bateman ... Jason Smith
Faizon Love ... Shane
Jon Favreau ... Joey
Malin Akerman ... Ronnie
Kristen Bell ... Cynthia
Kristin Davis ... Lucy
Kali Hawk ... Trudy
Tasha Smith ... Jennifer
Carlos Ponce ... Salvadore
Peter Serafinowicz ... Sctanley
Jean Reno ... Marcel
Temuera Morrison ... Briggs
Jonna Walsh ... Lacey
Gattlin Griffith ... Robert
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Storyline

Dave and Ronnie, Jason and Cynthia, and Joey and Lucy are close. The group used to include Shane and Jennifer, but they divorced and she's gone. Jason and Cynthia announce that their marriage is in trouble, and they beg their friends (and Shane's young girlfriend) to join them on a couples' retreat, at the package rate, on a tropical island. The others reluctantly agree, planning to play while Jason and Cynthia work on their marriage with an island psychologist. To everyone's surprise, the package is inflexible: each couple must participate in the couples' exercises. Soon fault lines appear in all four relationships. What's in store for each couple? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

A comedy about a vacation in paradise they'll never forget See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Spain] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

9 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Vince Vaughn Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,286,740, 11 October 2009

Gross USA:

$109,204,945

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,844,840
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Vince Vaughn was raised in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, a northwestern suburb of Chicago. The film's characters reside in Buffalo Grove, and Joey Tippaglio (Jon Favreau) wears several Buffalo Grove High School shirts. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, actor Temuera Morrison's name is mis-spelled 'Temeura Morrison'. See more »

Quotes

Dave: What we need to do now is get focused and stop pointing fingers. You're a problem. You're a real, real problem.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Universal logo is in monochrome See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.117 (2010) See more »

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Right Round
Written by Justin Franks, Pete Burns (as Peter Burns), Steve Coy (as Stephen Coy), Mike Percy (as Michael Percy), Tim Lever (as Timothy Lever), Dr. Luke, Allan Grigg, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars and Flo Rida (as Tramar Dillard)
Performed by Flo Rida featuring Kesha (uncredited)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Not as bad as reviewers say
3 June 2010 | by camanderson2010See all my reviews

Couples retreat is really not a bad movie. A lot of people complain about the lack of comedy or that the movie is unsure of its target audience. I disagree with both of these.

Sure this movie is NOT what you would expect when you hear the word comedy, but it seems to fall into its own sub-comedy genre, much like the recent Adam Sandler flick, Funny People. You aren't going to sit on your couch laughing till your "thing" falls off, but you will enjoy a simple and relaxing movie while enjoying a few cheap giggles at the relatable characters and situations they find themselves in.

Jon Faverau is gold, as you would expect by now. Vince Vaughn plays his usual cynical, monotonous character, but you expect this from him by now and the comedy of this style of acting bleeds through.

I will not try to say that Couples Retreat is a good movie by a critic's point of view, but it's just a movie that you can pick up on DVD watch and then put away until another time you feel like watching it again.


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