Couples Retreat is not what I expected. I expected a lame movie about a few couples going on vacation. Wait--it's exactly what I expected!!! It starts out with Dave (Vince Vaughn) living his mundane life with his wife and two kids. When his best friends Jason and Cynthia announce their possible divorce, they are offered a luxury vacation at a resort called "Eden." Jason and Cynthia show their friends a PowerPoint presentation about Eden and try to get them to go on vacation in hopes that all of their marriages will be saved. Once they arrive on the resort the four couples discover that their 'vacation' includes 6 AM couples' therapy, yoga, and Jean Reno in a speedo. It's not exactly what they think. The movie has a few laugh out loud moments but overall is tense and awkward. More often than not I found myself annoyed with Jason's stick-in-the-mud, fuddy-duddy attitude and Dave's asshole-ness. Overall it wasn't a great movie. Nothing was really memorable and nothing exciting stuck with me. The best part of the movie was Kristen Davis in lingerie. The movie's ending is predictable but sweet. It did not make me like Vince Vaughn. I have never liked Vince Vaughn. If you don't like Vince Vaughn, don't see the movie.
And don't even get me STARTED on the fact that the movie poster omitted the fourth couple of the movie, who just happen to be African American.
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