Couples Retreat (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Couples Retreat (2009)



Critic Consensus: Despite a talented cast and some reliably pleasant interplay between Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, Couples Retreat leaves viewers stranded in an arid, mirthless comedy.

Movie Info

"Couples Retreat" follows four Midwestern couples who embark on a journey to a tropical island resort. While one of the couples is there to work on their marriage, the other three set out to jet ski, spa and enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon discover that participation in the resort's couple's therapy is not optional. Suddenly, their group-rate vacation comes at a price. What follows is a hilarious look at real world problems faced by all couples.more
Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Dana Fox
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 9, 2010
Box Office: $109.2M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Kristen Bell
as Cynthia
Kali Hawk
as Trudy
Tasha Smith
as Jennifer
Carlos Ponce
as Salvadore
Jean Reno
as Marcel
Vernon Vaughn
as Grandpa Jim Jim
Jersey Jim
as Magician
Paul Boese
as Motorcycle Salesman
Daniel Theodore
as Tile Store Salesman
Phillip Jordan
as Tile Store Salesman
Ken Jeong
as Therapist
Amy Hill
as Therapist
Karen Shenaz David
as Spa Attendant
Alyssa Julya Smith
as San Diego Dance Acad...
Alexis Knapp
as San Diego Dance Acad...
Joy Bisco
as Maitre d'
Dana Fox
as Waitress
Scott Burn
as Trainer
Yann Marequa
as Bellman
Zofia Moreno
as Greeter
Steve Byrne
as Drunk Guy
Brendan Wayne
as Drunk Guy
David Mehrer
as Guitar Hero Bellman
David Merhab
as Guitar Hero Bellman
Jeremy Olson
as Eden East Buff Guy
Bronx Style Bob
as Eden East DJ
J-Ray Hochfield
as Eden East Girl
Hanna Brophy
as Eden East Girl
Lyndsay Magellan
as Eden East Girl
Marketta Janska
as Eden East Girl
Chantelle Barry
as Eden East Shot Girl
James Ferris
as White Swallow
Jordann Kimley
as White Swallow
Jon Fleming
as White Swallow DJ
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Critic Reviews for Couples Retreat

All Critics (157) | Top Critics (37)

Why couldn't Couples Retreat have been lighthearted and zany throughout, instead of trying to push across a message about picket-fence monogamy?

Full Review… | October 16, 2009
Washington Post
Top Critic

Expectations of farce are stymied by long stretches of mid-life navel gazing.

Full Review… | October 16, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

A Tyler Perry movie for white folks.

Full Review… | March 4, 2011

Although co-written by Vince Vaughn & Jon Favreau, their magic of past is scantly seen.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

Couples Retreat is a lazy, unimaginative comedy that, with the talent on show, should have been a whole lot more than another boring rom-com to throw on the pile.

Full Review… | April 15, 2010
Fan The Fire utterly incompetent comedic affair...

Full Review… | March 14, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Couples Retreat

Cheap, unfunny jokes abound in this purported comedy about trying to maintain (cough) healthy (cough, cough) normal relationships. The plot is a nightmare: stick the characters in an environment that they can't leave, then let the film go nowhere for about 90 minutes before tacking on a "but we'll all be O.K. now" ending. Vapid, pointless movie: no romance, and no comedy (though this isn't shocking in Romantic Comedies anymore), and worse, no stakes, nothing to invest in and no characters to get behind. Mailed in, from beginning to end. Don't watch this.

Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer


Funny rom com about four couples who go to a tropical island resort only to find themselves in couples therapy! Good cast.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

No where as near as funny as I had hoped for considering the cast line up. A few funny moments but not enough, I ended up appreciating the beautiful scenery of Bora Bora about half way through, more than the jokes!

Dean King

Super Reviewer

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