Thursday, March 11, 2010

Couples Retreat (2009) - 3 Stars

I dunno, but lately these comedies just aren't doing it for me. While there are some funny parts, I never made a connection with any of characters where I wanted to root for them or see them succeed. Four couples embark upon a journey to paradise in order to have fun in the sun, relax, party and oh yeah, rekindle their relationships with their lovers. Cheesy, but happy ending, the yoga session was the funniest to me.

When a couple having marital problems, makes a power point presentation to their friends enticing them with a group vacation in paradise to help save their marriages, it's hard for the others to say no. Jason (Jason Bateman). Joey (Joey ), Cynthia (Kristen Bell), Trudy (Kali Hawk), Dave (Vince Vaughn), Shane (Faizon Love), Ronnie (Malin Akerman) and Lucy (Kristin Davis), set out for the trip of a life time to a far away secluded island, Eden, entering "Paradise West" filled with anything their hearts desire in relaxation and entertainment.

Marcel (Jean Reno), runs a tight ship on his island to create an environment that bring couples closer together. Along with early morning counseling and yoga meets with instructor Salvadore (Carlos Ponce), their main goal is to keep the couples engaged through therapy and retreat. But when Trudy goes missing, the group cuts across the bay to the singles island "Paradise East," guaranteed to change all of their relationships for good.

Universal Pictures
Director: Peter Billingsley
Writers: Dana Fox, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau
Producers: Vince Vaughn, Scott Stuber
I viewed 2/10

1 comment:

Castor said...

I did not enjoy this movie much. It was watchable but nothing more. It was not funny even though you have two of the best comedians in the business with Vince Vaughn and Jason Bateman. Overall, very cheap and quite atrocious.