16 Oct 2009

Couples Retreat

Director: Peter Billingsley

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, John Favreau, Kristen Bell, Jean Reno

Year: 2009

Genre: Comedy


Cinema-Reader – 6.0
IMDB – 5.7
FilmAffinity – 5.8

Cinema-Reader Synopsis:

Jason (Jason Bateman) and Cynthia (Kristen Bell) are a couple falling apart and bound to the divorce. However, and in order to struggle one last time for their marriage, they decide to go to Eden West Resort; a resort into a tropical island aimed to couples with problems.
In their effort, they drag with them their friends, 3 other couples with their own problems; a marriage fallen into the boredom (Vince Vaughn, Marlin Ackermann), a just divorced 40 something block going out with a new 20 year-old girl and a couple that passes more time cheating on each other rather than even speaking (John Favreau and Kristin Davis).

What since the beginning seemed as a week holiday having fun within a beautiful place, turns into a nightmare for them all as every couple problems will blossom, causing more than a tricky situation

Cinema-Reader Review:

Having a first sight into the cast, it is easy to foresee that this movie is becoming one of the blockbusters of this year into the boxes all around the world.

It’s all ingredients; a cast full of acknowledge faces of TV as Kristin Davis (Sex on the city) and cinema as Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sara Marshall) or Marlin Akermann (Watchmen) as well as well-known supporting actors as John Favreau is (In good company, Very bad things).
In addition, Vince Vaughn and Jason Bateman leading the cast. Whatever in which they are involve is meant to be good, fucking good.

Thereafter this movie seems to be worthy, and as said above; it will be a blockbuster with all the consequences it entails.
Consequences as a weak screenplay (sorry Vince but your touch doesn’t work in here…) that makes this comedy being so predictable with an end the viewers can see coming from the first footage, messing up any effort (not huge by the way) on Vince and Jason side.

On the other hand, c’mon: is Vince Vaughn!

If you don’t have anything better to do, think twice before choosing this movie.
Then, keep thinking.
There are many other choices on the screen. Either way, is your call…

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