Couples Retreat (2009)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

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.

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
Runtime:
Universal Pictures - Official Site

Cast


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as Cynthia

as Trudy

as Jennifer

as Salvadore

as Marcel

as Grandpa Jim Jim

as Magician

as Motorcycle Salesman

as Tile Store Salesman

as Tile Store Salesman

as Therapist

as Therapist

as Spa Attendant

as San Diego Dance Acad...

as San Diego Dance Acad...

as Maitre d'

as Waitress

as Trainer

as Trainer

as Bellman

as Greeter

as Drunk Guy

as Drunk Guy

as Guitar Hero Bellman

as Guitar Hero Bellman

as Eden East Buff Guy

as Eden East DJ

as Eden East Girl

as Eden East Girl

as Eden East Girl

as Eden East Girl

as Eden East Shot Girl

as White Swallow

as White Swallow

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
LarsenOnFilm

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

...an 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.

danperry17
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

½

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

thmtsang
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

Lethargic and lazy comedy. It's like the producers have just thrown big name 'funny people' at it to kid people that it's funny, instead of actually writing a funny script/character/story. Who wrote and produced it? Why the main stars Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn did, instantly making it even more of a crime. The only highlights are Peter Serafinowicz who quite frankly should be doing better and the unfortunately named Carlos Ponce who plays an over used character better than most.

SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

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