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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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Cast overview, first billed only:


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 »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 October 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Vince Vaughn Project  »

Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


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 »


When we first see Jason sitting behind the desk talking on the telephone, the time on his wristwatch alternates between 11:35 and 12:10 several times. See more »


Dave: Hi, I'm Dave.
Ronnie: Ronnie.
Dave: Ronnie. That's a great name.
Ronnie: Thank you.
Dave: Do you have a cell phone I can use?
Ronnie: Why?
Dave: Someone's got to call God and let him know one of his angels are missing.
Ronnie: Wow, that is the worst lines I've ever heard.
Dave: Well what do you want from me? I've been out of the game for a while. I've been slumming it with a really hot redhead.
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The opening Universal logo is in monochrome See more »


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Written by Saxie Dowell
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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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