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Couples Retreat (2009)



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.

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"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.

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Kristen Bell
as Cynthia
Kali Hawk
as Trudy
Tasha Smith
as Jennifer
Carlos Ponce
as Salvadore
Jean Reno
as Marcel
Vernon Vaughn
as Grandpa Jim Jim
Jersey Jim
as Magician
Paul Boese
as Motorcycle Salesman
Daniel Theodore
as Tile Store Salesman
Phillip Jordan
as Tile Store Salesman
Ken Jeong
as Therapist
Amy Hill
as Therapist
Karen Shenaz David
as Spa Attendant
Alyssa Julya Smith
as San Diego Dance Academy Dancer
Alexis Knapp
as San Diego Dance Academy Dancer
Joy Bisco
as Maitre d'
Dana Fox
as Waitress
Scott Burn
as Trainer
Yann Marequa
as Bellman
Zofia Moreno
as Greeter
Steve Byrne
as Drunk Guy
Brendan Wayne
as Drunk Guy
David Mehrer
as Guitar Hero Bellman
David Merhab
as Guitar Hero Bellman
Jeremy Olson
as Eden East Buff Guy
Bronx Style Bob
as Eden East DJ
J-Ray Hochfield
as Eden East Girl
Hanna Brophy
as Eden East Girl
Lyndsay Magellan
as Eden East Girl
Marketta Janska
as Eden East Girl
Chantelle Barry
as Eden East Shot Girl
James Ferris
as White Swallow
Jordann Kimley
as White Swallow
Jon Fleming
as White Swallow DJ
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Critic Reviews for Couples Retreat

All Critics (164) | Top Critics (54)

[Couples Retreat] is all about acknowledging feelings and good sex. Do we really need a film to tell us that?

April 16, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The narrative is clunking and lazy, there to get characters from A to B without any respect for coherence or us, the audience.

August 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Couples is so formulaic, so fake and relentlessly bland, it's hard to care if any of these pairings get a divorce, drown or are eaten by sharks. It has neither the ring of truth nor the fun of fantasy.

October 20, 2009 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The debutant director is done no favours by a screenplay from Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau which gives him little to play with and them few chances to shine as actors.

October 20, 2009 | Rating: 1/5

Why couldn't Couples Retreat have been lighthearted and zany throughout, instead of trying to push across a message about picket-fence monogamy?

October 16, 2009 | Full Review…

A rom-com short on romance and even shorter on laughs.

October 16, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer


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

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

No where as near as funny as I had hoped for considering the cast line up. A few funny moments but not enough, I ended up appreciating the beautiful scenery of Bora Bora about half way through, more than the jokes!

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

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