Vince Vaughn leads an all-star cast in the laugh-out-loud comedy about eight friends whose vacation in paradise is one they?ll never forget. Their group-rate vacation comes at a price when they discover that participation... more » in the resort's unconventional couples therapy activities is anything but optional. Co-starring Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell and Malin Akerman, Couples Retreat is a hilarious party in paradise, loaded with laughter and fun!« less
Mary H. (maryh) from RICHMOND, VA Reviewed on 6/14/2013...
This movie gives just what you would expect from Vince Vaughn, funny and side bending laughter. This is a great movie and delivers the comedy from all the characters along with a performance that make the movie great!
Patti-Jo S. (PJS27409) from RALEIGH, NC Reviewed on 6/3/2012...
I wasn't expecting much from the previews but this has some funny moments in it. The scenery at the resort was really pretty.
Kenneth M. from WEST COLUMBIA, SC Reviewed on 1/24/2012...
I love this movie and have been wanting to make it in my library. Now I have it.
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Melissa B. from MEMPHIS, MO Reviewed on 1/12/2012...
If you are in need of a few laughs (or in this case...many), watch this movie. Many movies have certain parts that stand out, but this entire movie is great.
Watch it if you don't have anything better to do, but it wil
Medusa | Troy, MI | 07/23/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"You can glimpse the plot of the movie from the title, it is exactly what it says, only completely lame with over-the-hill actors getting richer while wasting our money! I wonder why some people think empty acting can be funny. What happened to smart jokes, even silly jokes that will leave you breathless? Having Vince Vaughn in this movie is a total insult to him; another example how having funny people in a stupid movie doesn't make it funnier!"
Did you see the trailer? If so, you saw most of the good pa
Jason | Backwater, Alabama | 04/27/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Directed by Peter Billingsley (Ralphie, Christmas Story), Couples Retreat is essentially a reason for Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau to take a vacation to a tropical paradise. Along the way they decided to make a movie. Conveniently enough, the movie is about friends and their spouses taking a vacation.
When PowerPoint Ranger Jason (Jason Bateman) and his wife Ronnie (Malin Akerman) start to have problems in their relationship - most likely brought on by their OCD and obsession with slideshows - they drag fellow couples Dave (Vince Vaughn) and Cynthia (Kristen Bell), Joey (Jon Favreau) and Lucy (Kristin Davis), & Shane (Faizon Love) and his new fling to Eden, a vacation hot-spot for couples-building that looks like a screen saver, with promises of jet-skiing and beachside alcoholic drinks. Unfortunately for them, they are going to Eden West, a place for married couples to get new-age counseling with team-building, psychiatry, trust exercises and oddball philosophy involving early awakenings and shark adventures. What it's lacking, however, is fun; it's lacking Eden East, the singles side of the island. As contrived and predictable as this is, you already know where this is going.
Missing the "are you for scuba"-vibe from Along Came Polly, I spent the majority of the movie, and especially the trailer highlight shark scene - one claimed by many as the most comical - wishing for a repeat of the shark scene from The Beach.
Despite the cast's obvious chemistry and solid acting, there was just too much kvetching about relationship quandaries to hold throughout the movie, and very little comedy for the mortar. As I've commented on another's review, the reason the rom-coms lose steam in the last act is the requirement to learn heart warming lessons. Made all the more unbelievable because the lessons are learned at a party on Eden East, a place and event just as vacuous as the movie itself. I guess my appreciation for the cast set me up for failure, and potential was not met.
Antoinette D. Boswell | USA | 04/22/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had heard a lot of negative things about this movie. But if one believes others views of movies, before seeing it themselves, sometimes you loose. The movie was great, absolutely great. My husband and some friends watched it back to back and had many laughs. Please don't believe what others say check things out for yourself."
(2.5 stars) "It had potential..."
Tommy Morais | New Brunswick, Canada | 04/03/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Earning over 160 millions in theaters Couples retreat looks seems like a good idea on paper and even a potentially great comedy however, the resulting film is not as good as maybe it could have been. Vince Vaughn co-wrote the script and I feel that it was much better than the film turned out to be. Despite a talented cast of actors the movie is not as fun to watch as it should really be and leaves much to be desired. I got a few laughs out of Vaughn and Jon Favreau especially and liked Kristen Bell's acting as always but it seems that even those actors couldn't make anything great out of the script. I thought I'd ignore the negative reviews given to this movie give it a chance and enjoy it for what it was.
Jason and Cynthia invite other couples to their house to give them a presentation on Eden Island to interest them in a vacation. They announce that things aren't going so well with their own couple and are considering divorce; this will be a therapeutically vacation to them and is a chance for them to turn things around. While Jason and Cynthia work on their relationship and go in couple therapy the other couples are free to enjoy the Island's fun activities. After much arguing the couples all agree to go. When they arrive on Eden they are disappointed to learn that they all have to go through couple therapy which is not what they expected. The idea of sending four couples on an Island vacation mixed up with a few troubles here and there seemed like a somewhat enjoyable movie. Some moments were moderately funny and others came out to be not funny at all, I think some things supposed to make the audience laugh didn't work as thought out. I felt some parts of the movie dragged on and contributed to the movie receiving negative reviews.
It's not a horrible movie neither is it excellent, it's a little had to define and ranks somewhere between the two. It does have its fun parts that's for sure and some enjoyable moments but as far as this comedy go it's not really worth more than a rental. You could do a lot worse than rent this movie on a boring night but you could also do much better as well. I checked it out despite some negative reviews because I thought the cast was good and the story seemed good, I was curious about it. It's not all bad, it's certainly entertaining but I expected a little better to be honest. 2 and half stars for this one. "