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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 Cynthia jumps in the bay after the ladies meet Salvadore on the east side, she is clearly wearing a blue bikini outfit. When she comes out of the water, her outfit is now pink and remains pink throughout. 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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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is another scene featuring Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau and Faizon Love. See more »


Written by Jack Alau, S. Kalama
Performed by Maxwell Davis & His Orchestra
Courtesy of Cascade GmbH/Crownstar Records
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Hey, It's Vince Vaughn starring as his only character...Vince Vaughn
6 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must start my review by stating I did not finish this movie, nor did I even think to bother with the "alternate ending"; although I wish there was an "alternate movie".

I won't describe the plot for obvious spoiler purposes, but I will describe one aspect of this movie that really upset me. After 30 minutes of viewing, I noticed that the black actors in this movie were being duped. Well, maybe they were duping other black people for taking the gig.

Faizon's character was a black man who was broke, had a thing for young women, and always borrows money from Vince Vaughn. Kali's character was a woman with multiple boyfriends, money hungry, and couldn't speak proper English. Every stereotype was fulfilled with these two characters. They both had little lines in the script, and absolutely no banter with the other white actors. Matter of fact, every time they spoke, no one would respond; there would be blank stares. Of course they gave Faizon a typical catch-phrase; bang-bang. How original.

Anyways, I'm white and I can see the racism bleeding through the screen as it is so obvious. That's why this movie grabbed about 50 minutes of my time. Hopefully people will just leave this one alone.

Not to mention, the script is soulless. That's why I am so heartless.

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