Couples Retreat

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"It may be paradise... but it's no vacation."
  • PG-13
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 53 min
  • 5.5  (114,269)
  • 23

Couples Retreat is a 2009 comedy movie directed by Peter Billingsley. The film stars Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Jon Favreau, Kristin Davis, Jason Bateman, and Faizon Love. The story revolves around four couples who embark on a vacation to a tropical island resort called Eden. The couples are all at different points in their relationships, with some looking to repair their fractured marriages while others are contemplating divorce.

Upon arriving at Eden, the couples are informed that they will be participating in a mandatory couples therapy program as part of their stay. The group is initially resistant, but eventually agrees to participate in the program.

As the week goes on, the couples are thrown into a series of challenges and exercises designed to help them communicate better and rekindle the flame in their relationships. Along the way, they encounter a cast of eccentric characters, including a yoga instructor, a flirtatious islander, and an intense couples therapist.

Throughout the movie, we see each couple struggle with their individual issues and their relationships with each other. The central couple, Jason (Vince Vaughn) and Cynthia (Malin Akerman), are the catalyst for the trip but are dealing with their own problems. They're in denial about the state of their marriage and are determined to keep up appearances in front of their friends.

Meanwhile, Dave (Jon Favreau) and Ronnie (Kristin Davis) are dealing with the aftermath of an affair Dave had with a young woman at work. Joey (Faizon Love) and his wife, Lucy (Kali Hawk), are experiencing a sexual lull in their relationship, and Shane (Jason Bateman) and his wife, Trudy (Kristen Bell), are dealing with infertility and the pressure it puts on their marriage.

Despite the setbacks and disagreements that arise throughout the week, the couples begin to open up and communicate with each other in meaningful ways. They learn to let go of their insecurities and work through their issues with each other's support.

Couples Retreat is a light-hearted comedy that explores the complexities of relationships in a playful and humorous way. The movie manages to balance its comedic elements with moments of genuine emotion and heart, creating a relatable and enjoyable viewing experience. Ultimately, the film sends a positive message about the importance of communication and working through issues in relationships.

Couples Retreat is a 2009 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 53 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 23.

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