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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.


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>

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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?


Kristin Davis is the only actress in the movie to be older than her on-screen husband. See more »


When Shane is over at Eden East trying to find Trudy, he is telling his ex-wife "I got a lot of friends because, I'm the way I am", but his mouth is not moving. See more »


Dave: Come on, let's go glass house!
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Crazy Credits

The opening Universal logo is in monochrome See more »


Featured in Late Show with David Letterman: Episode #17.22 (2009) See more »


Mississippi Cha Cha Slide a/k/a Stomp
Written by Marvin Berryman, Harry Wayne Casey (as Harry Casey), Richard Finch, Jerome Hewlett, Tommy Sullivan
Performed by Mixx Master Lee and Red Rum
Courtesy of Alpine Records
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Favreau is the new Vaughn
22 September 2009 | by TimmyDumplesSee all my reviews

Going into a screening of "Couples Retreat" I wasn't expecting much due to the weak sack trailer/ads that were being pushed by the studio. But thankfully I was wrong. Although it wasn't close to their best, Vaughn and Favreau still know how to make you laugh. Vaughn was doing his normal act (which at this point he seems to be kicking a dead horse) but all in all he helped the film and didn't distract. Now Favreau wrote himself a little gem in this movie as the guy who is sick of his marriage and just wants to be carefree again. The film has an excellent cast but Favreau definitely stole the show. Every time he was on the screen he was dropping some funny business. All the supporting actors did a great job as well. Was expecting more from Ken Jeong but he wasn't given much to work with. (Has it now become mandatory to put Ken in every movie that comes out just because?) The location was beautiful and they used it wisely. Carlos Ponce also gave an unforgettable performance as the creepy yoga instructor. He was actually at the screening I was at to get a taste of the people erupting with laughter every time he was on screen. Seemed like I was the only one who recognized him to due his change in appearance from the movie. As for all those people who are trying to tag this as a Sarah Marshall ripoff, they couldn't be further from the truth. This movie is set in a tropical location and has Kristen Bell in it. That and it being funny are the only things alike. If you are fan of movies and like to laugh than you might as well see it.

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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

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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