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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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Peter Billingsley
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

It may be paradise... but it's no vacation. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Keyshia Cole, Kelly Rowland, LeToya Luckett-Walker, and Meagan Good were considered for the role of Trudy. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kevin: [First line while lying in his parents' bed] I peed!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.28 (2009) See more »

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Stuck On You
Written by Lionel Richie
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Worst movie I've seen in a while...
25 September 2010 | by glyeakleySee 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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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Spain] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Ukrainian

Release Date:

9 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Vince Vaughn Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,286,740, 11 October 2009

Gross USA:

$109,204,945

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$171,844,840
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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