Couples Retreat

Couples Retreat

2009 | Peter Billingsley

A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort\'s therapy sessions is not optional.

Average rating   5 out of 10

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Niels Risgaard Hansen     2010-02-17 5 out of 10

First of all, just to get this clear, I think I am still too young for this movie.

A group of four couples are leaving for what they think will be a great vacation with water sports and dozing in a spa, but ends up with a week of couples therapy and yoga.

The plot is very predictable, but that is what you would expect from a movie in this genre. Everyone starts out content with their marriage, realizes they have problems, prepare to breakup and then falls right back into love as a result of a combined group effort.
All this is not what is important for a movie like this. Instead the focus is on the little details about all the characters. All these little things, that makes it possible for you to identify with one of the couples. I am not married or have kids yet, so it got a bit harder for me, however I could imagine that couples five to ten years ahead of me would say that they were hit spot on.

I know that this movie has a range of pretty good actor, but they just did not cut it for me. In my opinion they overplayed their role and just in general made this movie a bit too much. On top of that, a lot of the individual characters were a bit thin. Sorry, but I am not impressed.

My favorite scene is the western inspired Guitar Hero stand-off scene. It really pops out of the movie, and is something entirely different from the rest - a delightful intermission.

You should watch this movie with you girlfriend or better yet wife, and maybe you should wait a few years till you have got a couple of kids and everything just seems stuck. I will rate it 5, but my guess is that it would be a 7 five years from now.

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