Excerpt: Here’s a tip from Dr. Jahnke. When a movie comes out featuring a large ensemble cast frolicking in one of the most beautiful locations on the planet, avoid it. It doesn’t matter how talented the actors are or how much you enjoyed their previous work.
Conclusion: Peter Billingsley makes his directorial debut with a movie written by and starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau ('Swingers'). Unfortunately, 'Couples Retreat' is a lame and unfunny comedy misfire. This Blu-ray offers an impressive picture, adequate audio, and a decent supplement package.
Excerpt: Ball cancer. That’s a joke in Couple’s Retreat , repeated six times in the opening 20-minutes. This joins the repetitive alarm code “asstastic” as spoken by Vince Vaugn five times (and spelled out), and men in speedos four times as the jokes in this comedy farce.
Summary: On the surface, "Couples Retreat" appears to be a quickly stitched together comedy that places a bunch of likable actors in a tropical setting for some cheap laughs. And that's exactly what it is.
Excerpt: The marital comedy Couples Retreat features a running gag about a little boy in the midst of potty training who doesn’t always go where it’s appropriate. In a nutshell, that subplot explains everything that’s wrong about the film: Its propensity for barrel-scraping lowbrow gags, its undisciplined,...
Summary: Unfortunately, like many modern 'adult' comedies, the best bits of Couples Retreat are in the trailer. Actually, in this case, some of the best bits of this limp laugher are only in the trailer.
Excerpt: This film is a confused jumble of lacklustre characters, puerile humour and vulgar sight gags. The people who should be participating in therapy sessions are the studio executives who gave it the green light.
Excerpt: Als je ooit een voorbeeld wilt geven aan iemand van een vermakelijk niemandalletje, dan kun je met een gerust hart Couples Retreat gebruiken. Deze nieuwe film met Vince Vaugh, Jon Favreau én Jean Reno (!) is zo’n film die helemaal verpest kan worden als je er iets teveel van verwacht.