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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:

A comedy about a vacation in paradise they'll never forget 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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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:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,286,740, 9 October 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$109,205,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,450,423
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

In the opening credits, actor Temuera Morrison's name is mis-spelled 'Temeura Morrison'. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Featured in Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #17.7 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Lonely is the Night
Written and Performed by Billy Squier
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Can someone please tell me what the problem is . ..
19 October 2009 | by mollicone_aSee all my reviews

Can someone please tell me what the problem is . ..

There are better films out there, however i still think this movie delivered laughs .. . Vaughn, Bateman, & Favreau did what they do best, and provided audiences with clever and witty performances. Bell, Davis and Ankerman also did a fantastic job. The scenery is beautiful and breathtaking which only complements the movie even further. Granted the story line was a little weak but what were you expecting?

This isn't a serious drama nor is it a pasionate romance . .. its a comedy! so loosen up and be prepared to watch a fun flick which measures up and delivers .. .


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