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.


Peter Billingsley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Dave
Jason Bateman ... Jason Smith
Faizon Love ... Shane
Jon Favreau ... Joey
Malin Akerman ... Ronnie
Kristen Bell ... Cynthia
Kristin Davis ... Lucy
Kali Hawk ... Trudy
Tasha Smith ... Jennifer
Carlos Ponce ... Salvadore
Peter Serafinowicz ... Sctanley
Jean Reno ... Marcel
Temuera Morrison ... Briggs
Jonna Walsh ... Lacey
Gattlin Griffith ... Robert


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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Did You Know?


Keyshia Cole, Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett-Walker, and Meagan Good were considered for the role of Trudy. 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: Is his junk literally out of his pants?
Ronnie: Yes.
Dave: Now it's a party.
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Crazy Credits

The opening Universal logo is in monochrome See more »


References Enter the Dragon (1973) See more »


Stuck On You
Written by Lionel Richie
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Mindless, harmless with fantastic scenery
19 September 2016 | by juneebuggySee all my reviews

This was good enough for what it was. I didn't have to think too hard (at all) a decent ensemble cast, a few genuine laughs and a nice virtual vacation to Bora Bora.

Pretty standard romantic comedy, following Jason Bateman & Kristen Bell who in an attempt to save their marriage invite three other couples (Jon Favreau, Kristen Davis, Faizon Love and Vince Vaughn in a nothing role) to join them at an island retreat for a week. All the couples find themselves in therapy and cracks begin to show. There are mandatory 6 am couples exercises with Jean Reno, hilarious yoga sessions, shark attacks, and escapes to the singles side for fun.

Carlos Ponce (in a small but hilarious role) as the yoga instructor is a bright moment even if his character did remind me of Hank "Do you scuba?" Azaria from that hat Ben Stiller movie (Along Came Polly)

Couples Retreat is mindless, harmless with fantastic scenery and about what I was expecting, so without any high expectations, no real disappointments. 9/17/16

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Release Date:

9 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Vince Vaughn Project See more »


Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,286,740, 11 October 2009

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1.85 : 1
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