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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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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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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

Two actors also appear in Star Wars - Peter Serafinowicz (voice of Darth Maul) and Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett). See more »

Goofs

When Dave and Sctanley are talking just before they play Guitar Hero World Tour, Dave's guitar strap is straight. He looks away, then it is twisted, and then it's straight again. See more »

Quotes

Dave: Please don't pee in that, it's not a real toilet.
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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 »

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Featured in Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.25 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

LOVE'S THEME
Written by Barry White
Performed by Love Unlimited Orchestra (as The Love Unlimited Orchestra)
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Failed attempt at mediocrity
1 May 2010 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

An idiotic script interpreted by illiterates.

Makes Adam Sandler look like the genius he thinks he is.

Couple's Retreat was bad in so many ways. The characters were not likable and they had no depth. The relationships were undeveloped and thus unbelievable. We were just supposed to accept them. The story was inane. The acting was unprofessional, but that may well have been because of horrid direction.

This thing fails miserably as a comedy, except for the few dramatic attempts, which were funny.

Might have been a good excuse for a bunch of people to go off to a tropical island and pretend to do work. Too bad they had audiences come out to look at the finished product, which should have never been finished, or started


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