Couples Retreat Poster

Release Date: October 9th, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 9th, 2010

PG-13|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
Four couples, all friends, descend on a tropical island resort. Though one husband and wife are there to work on their marriage, the others just want to enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon find, however, that paradise comes at a price: Participation in couples therapy sessions is mandatory. What started out as a cut-rate vacation turns into an examination of the common problems many face.

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Kristin Davis, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Temuera Morrison

Director: Peter Billingsley

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Wild West Picture Show

Distributors: Universal Studios

Ratings & Reviews

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  • First-time feature director Peter Billingsley could have enlivened the action with more vigorous editing. Everything takes too long, and the slapstick sequences are particularly lethargic. show more

  • A good idea for a sophisticated comedy lurks within the latest Jon Favreau-Vince Vaughn collaboration, Couples Retreat, but the filmmakers lack the courage of their convictions. So the payoff is mixed at best. show more

  • The story and the humor get progressively skimpier than an Ipanema bikini. show more

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