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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Three clips seen in the trailer - Malin Akerman saying "You don't want to see this in a bikini. I haven't waxed since the Stanley Cup."; Jon Favreau asking "Do we have to bring the wives?"; and Kristin Davis saying "Not a problem!" in response to Carlos Ponce saying "Excuse my nudity" - are not in the movie. 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: Come on, let's go glass house!
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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

Me Love
Written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, John Paul Jones
Performed by Sean Kingston
Courtesy of Beluga Heights, Epic Records and The Columbia / Epic Label Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The Cast, Crew and Producers should be ashamed.
15 October 2009 | by duxdudex-556-905327See all my reviews

If your idea of Comedy consist of juvenile dirty jokes that center around masturbating and sticking your private parts into other peoples faces, then this is your kind of movie. If your idea of Entertainment is watching four narcissistic, sexually depraved adults trying to cope with married life, then this is your kind of movie. The photography and location are fantastic. Casting did a great job in booking the talent. Peter did a good job on the set. The plot could work with better writers. The story was weak and fragmented. I would recommend this movie only if you have absolutely nothing else to do on a cold rainy day and you're craving Popcorn. My rating is F+ for great scenery. The Cast, Crew and Producers should be ashamed.


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