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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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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:

£1,825,142 (UK) (16 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

In the beach scene (where they take their clothes off), Cynthia takes her shoes off before walking out to the beach, then we see her with her shoes on the beach. See more »

Quotes

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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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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MISSISSIPPI CHA CHA SLIDE A/K/A STOMP
Written by Marvin Berryman, Harry Casey, Richard Finch, Jerome Hewlett, Tommy Sullivan
Performed by Mixx Master Lee and Red Rum
Courtesy of Alpine Records
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Mindless comedy that borders on the pathetic
2 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Couples Retreat pits the comedic talents of Vince Vaughn and a capable cast against one another. The storyline is as tired as old leather, but there are just enough witty remarks to keep this trite comedy drifting along.

A group of friends decides to go to a heavenly tropical island resort named Eden, to repair their failing marriages. Eden is everything and more - with idyllic settings, sparkling waters and some of the most gorgeous staff.

But what goes on at Eden stays in Eden - because these couples have a lot of fixing up to do.

If you're interested in mindless action, little suspense and total predictability in a holiday-season caper - then Couples Retreat is your overdose of inane, draining comedy.


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