Couples Retreat

October 9th, 2009

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Couples Retreat

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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.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 5.4/10 (36,636 voted)

Critic's Score: 23/100

Director: Peter Billingsley

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Jon Favreau

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?

Writers: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn

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

Taglines: A comedy about a vacation in paradise they'll never forget


Official Website: Official site | Official site [Spain] |

Release Date: 9 October 2009

Filming Locations: Bora-Bora, Tahiti, French Polynesia

Box Office Details

Budget: $60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: £1,825,142 (UK) (18 October 2009) (381 Screens)

Gross: $109,176,215 (USA) (31 January 2010)

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Did You Know?

Vince Vaughn's character's father in this film, Grandpa Jim Jim, is played by his real life father, Vernon Vaughn.

Factual errors: In the opening credits, actor Temuera Morrison's name is mis-spelled 'Temeura Morrison'.

Joey: With what you are wearing, you are attracting guys who wear their pants around their ass.

User Review


Rating: 4/10

Having enjoyed Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau in Swingers, I thought that this had a pretty decent chance of being a funny movie.

No dice. This film tries to be a zany comedy and a touching drama at the same time, and fails at both. It starts out well, but somewhere about 20 minutes in, seems to lose its way and it never comes back.

I have seen worse movies, and there are a few funny moments. But by halfway in, I was hoping it would end soon because it was just boring.

The best thing I can say is that this movie will have you wanting to visit Bora Bora because of all the beautiful scenery. Other than that.. meh.

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