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.
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
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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