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Published on October 17th, 2009 | by Darren Byrne


Couples Retreat

Couples Retreat, written by Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau

Couples Retreat, written by Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau

Thanks to the lovely fellows at Movies.ie, we went along to see Couples Retreat last night, Vince Vaughn’s new movie. I don’t know what it is about Vince Vaughn that makes me like him – I’m not a fan of his films and I certaily don’t think much of his acting prowess, but he just comes across so well in interviews and such that I feel like he’d be someone I’d like to go have a beer with.

So, I went into the film expecting little. I didn’t expect the performaces to be mindblowing. I didn’t expect to laugh my arse off. I didn’t expect to be set alight by an incredibly well-crafted script and plot. However, I did expect a light, easy comedy with a few decent laughs, leaving me feeling happy enough at the end. And, my expectations were met.

Couples Retreat is not amazing, but it’s fairly good. Bring your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband along, hold hands and have a giggle at this harmless comedy.

The highlights come from the minor supporting characters. Peter Serafinowicz as the retreat manager, Carlos Ponce as the yoga instructor and John Michael Higgins and Ken Jeong as two of the couples’ therapist shine and definitely elevate the movie out of the mush. It’s worth catching just for their performances.

The other comedy option in the cinemas at the moment is Zombieland, which I’m on my way in to see now.

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3 Responses to Couples Retreat

  1. Amy says:

    And Vince did smell good!

  2. Peter says:

    This is exactly the type of movie I would simple never watch. Absolutely nothing in it at all that I would be bothered seeing. That said – great review as always!

    Dying to see Zombieland!

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