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Couples Retreat (2009)

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

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

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Untitled Vince Vaughn Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,825,142 (UK) (16 October 2009)

Gross:

$109,176,215 (USA) (29 January 2010)
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Trivia

Filmed mostly in Bora Bora. See more »

Goofs

On the first night when everyone is sitting down at the restaurant for dinner, Cynthia's line is "Did you guys hear what they have at the spa with the snow?" but her mouth is not moving. See more »

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Jason: You have kids, you have guns, you have grandpas.
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After the credits there is another scene featuring Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau and Faizon Love. See more »

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Referenced in Tosh.0: World's Worst Comedian (2010) See more »

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Written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, John Paul Jones
Performed by Sean Kingston
Courtesy of Beluga Heights, Epic Records and The Columbia / Epic Label Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Worst movie I've seen in a while...
25 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this for free On Demand and still felt ripped off. Where do I start? The tone is so uneven that the scenes with the therapists are played straight despite the fact that two of them were played by John Michael Higgins and Ken Jeong, two guys who must struggle NOT to get laughs. It is almost as if they hired the actors and then decided to go a different direction -- if they even put that much thought into it. Before this debacle finally and mercifully staggers to an end it starts to feel as if they are literally making it up as they go along. There is no clear reason for this movie to even exist except as an excuse for the cast and crew to enjoy an nice tropical vacation, squeezing in a little movie work while they are there. Lazy, unprofessional filmmaking that is an insult to the audience.


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