Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Couples Retreat Movie Review 88

Couples Retreat is a comedy starring Vince Vaughan, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman and Faizon Love as the male cast. In the female cast, there is Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Kirstin David and Kali Hawk. Also in this movie is Jean Reno, so with such a great cast, I was looking forward to seeing this. They all play couples who are stressed out with life and decide to band together and pay for a group holiday. They go to a couples retreat called Eden West which is specifically designed to help couples rekindle their relationship. It is on an island where the weather is lovely and there is lots of activities. The only catch is that they have to undergo therapy every morning from Marcel, played Jean Reno. He has strange methods and so the movie plays out as you as you might expect.
There are quite a few laughs in Couples Retreat and it will keep you smiling throughout. The only thing is that there are no laugh out loud moments that might have made it a classic. The comedy comes from the bizarre therapy and their reactions to it. Couples Retreat definitely has a feel good factor as Vince Vaughan has his usual charm and the story is helped along by the others. There are also some nice looking women in bikinis to help put a smile on your face if you are a guy! Any movie that has Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell and Kristin David in bikinis will always be able to keep your interest!!!For the women, there are the usual muscle bound hunks, so they should be happy too!!!

Couples Retreat goes along predictably enough ending with a feel good vibe so this would be the perfect movie to see as a couple because there is enough to keep both sexes entertained! It won't be the best comedy you will see but definitely won't be the worst. It has enough to hold your interest and would be perfect if you want a nice, pleasant comedy. It is worth a rent, especially if you want a perfect date movie!! After the end credits, look out for a brief scene with the four male leads urinating!!!!

Couples Retreat-5/10


Meg said...

he film is, almost obviously, just an excuse for a bunch of Hollywood actors to take an extended vacation in an exotic location on the studio’s dime.

Amanda said...

Yes, you are probably right. This movie was filmed in a beautiful location. They must have enjoyed that!!!

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