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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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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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It may be paradise... but it's no vacation. See more »

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

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9 October 2009 (USA)  »

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Untitled Vince Vaughn Project  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,286,740 (USA) (9 October 2009)

Gross:

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

Vince Vaughn's character's father in this film, Grandpa Jim Jim, is played by his real life father, Vernon Vaughn. See more »

Goofs

During the first morning scene on the beach the sweat on Vince Vaughn's shirt changes between shots. 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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Written by Marvin Berryman, Harry Casey, Richard Finch, Jerome Hewlett, Tommy Sullivan
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19 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having enjoyed Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau in Swingers, I thought that this had a pretty decent chance of being a funny movie.

No dice. This film tries to be a zany comedy and a touching drama at the same time, and fails at both. It starts out well, but somewhere about 20 minutes in, seems to lose its way and it never comes back.

I have seen worse movies, and there are a few funny moments. But by halfway in, I was hoping it would end soon because it was just boring.

The best thing I can say is that this movie will have you wanting to visit Bora Bora because of all the beautiful scenery. Other than that.. meh.


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