Couples Retreat (15)

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Comedy

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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Time Out says

Posted: Tue Oct 13 2009

The residual affection for ‘Swingers’ duo Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau comes perilously close to depletion with this ensemble comedy exposing the foibles of fortysomething relationships. They co-wrote and co-star in this plot-heavy affair which brings four couples to the sun-splashed surroundings of ‘Eden East’, then puts them through a compulsory programme of marriage-guidance therapy before they can get on the jet-skis.

The pretext is enabling old pal Jason Bateman to procreate with partner Kristen Bell, but circumstances expose the flaws in both Vaughn and Favreau’s own relationships. So, expectations of farce are stymied by long stretches of mid-life navel gazing, notwithstanding Favreau’s willingness to humiliate himself as the lecherously frustrated hubby in the party. Meanwhile, the director is unable to impose rhythm or focus on the escalating complications, and allows scene-stealing yoga teacher Carlos Ponce’s amusing shtick to go on far too long. Somehow though, Vaughn’s cheeky appeal remains intact, but he needs better material. They all do.
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15

UK release:

Fri Oct 16, 2009

Duration:

107 mins

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munch13

Boring film to start off with until they go to the island. had a few laughs but wouldnt recomend going to see this film alone or you will end up falling asleep.

munch13

Boring film to start off with until they go to the island. had a few laughs but wouldnt recomend going to see this film alone or you will end up falling asleep.

Lana

Maybe the worst comedy of all time. If I knew any of these people I would hate them and their lack of anything interesting to say or think.

Lana

Maybe the worst comedy of all time. If I knew any of these people I would hate them and their lack of anything interesting to say or think.

usman khawaja

went to see couples retreat and after an hour of ludicrous marriage counselling on an exotic island with 4 dysfunctional couples who were all indulging in some seriously retarded dialogues ,pathetic sexual jokes and comic monotony to the level of stereotype haven i retreated from the cinema -wonder why divorces are so rampant -bless hollywood-and the retreat is ironically called eden -have to get the geography right too now -crap made on crack

usman khawaja

went to see couples retreat and after an hour of ludicrous marriage counselling on an exotic island with 4 dysfunctional couples who were all indulging in some seriously retarded dialogues ,pathetic sexual jokes and comic monotony to the level of stereotype haven i retreated from the cinema -wonder why divorces are so rampant -bless hollywood-and the retreat is ironically called eden -have to get the geography right too now -crap made on crack

Kath Newham

lots of laughs, liked the insight into different relationships, light hearted no mind stretching film, just sit and enjoy.

Kath Newham

lots of laughs, liked the insight into different relationships, light hearted no mind stretching film, just sit and enjoy.