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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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9 October 2009 (USA)  »

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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

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

Goofs

When Shane is over at Eden East trying to find Trudy, he is telling his ex-wife "I got a lot of friends because, I'm the way I am", but his mouth is not moving. See more »

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Therapist #2: It's like a little kid gets a puppy for the first time, just hugs it so much, snaps it's neck. It's puppy cradle death syndrome. All that love is gonna snap that puppy.
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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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Featured in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #17.7 (2009) See more »

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About as fun as real couples' therapy
20 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The title pretty much says it all. This movie is a very lackluster comedy, if you could even call it a comedy. It did have a couple of somewhat funny moments, but the entire time I was sitting there waiting for the movie to get good, only to be disappointed. There aren't even any boob shots in the movie which would have helped it out a bit, but I guess Ralphie the director didn't want anything dirty to spoil the film. All you get is a half-butt shot of a large black man which really doesn't help the lack of comedy much.

As I said in the summary, the scenes where the couples are having sessions with the therapist were about as fun as actually being in couple's therapy. They could have been either written funnier or left out completely. And the yoga scene, which was apparently intended to be hilarious, just seemed to fall flat.

All in all I'd recommend not watching this movie. It's not even really good enough for passive entertainment and will soon end up in the bargain bin.


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