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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Couples Retreat

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Four couples decide to go on vacation together and find out that if they want to do any of the fun stuff the resort has to offer, they will have to go through an eccentric couples counseling course.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Malin Akerman, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Kristin Davis, Faizon Love, Kali Hawk, Tasha Smith, Jean Reno, John Michael Higgins, Ken Jeong, Carlos Ponce, Peter Serafinowicz, Colin Baiocchi, Gattlin Griffith

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. This easily digestible examination of being in a long term relationship will be relatable to anyone who's old enough to have tried it, but you probably won't gain any new insights into the matter.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: You will smile more than laugh. And considering the cast's pedigree, that may play as a disappointment to some of you.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: With all the love bouncing around this story, it would have been nice to see it pull a little harder at our heart strings.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: Most likely to turn people off yoga... Or, in some cases, onto it.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Jon Favreau's energy is something to marvel at, and Sex and the City's Kristin Davis, playing his wife, makes you completely forget about Charlotte. But it's newcomer Colin Baiocchi (4 years old) who steals the most scenes. He's almost like a next generation Peter Billingsley.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: And speaking of Peter Billingsley, that kid is going places... Then again, how can you go wrong when you're working with a giant handful of the most talented comedic actors of our time, and filming on location in beautiful Bora-Bora. I could have just stared at the scenery for two hours and felt fulfilled.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: It does a nice job of depicting the various different types of real relationships and real relationship problems that can exist, but often times, right when I started to be interested in where a scene was going, they would cut away to something else. In some cases the jumping around adds to the comedy and the drama. But, other times, I wanted to know what would happen next-- and we'd never cut back to find out. This is especially true in the therapy sessions.

Q: Where can I see the trailer?


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