‘Couples Retreat’ in Theatres Today

Friday, October 9, 2009
By Kevin Crossman
Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn

It doesn’t take a genius to see who is leading the charge in this weekend’s highly anticipated ensemble comedy, Couples Retreat. As a co-writer and producer, this is clearly a showcase for Vince Vaughn. While there is a plethora of talent on the screen, recent marketing has focused nearly exclusively on the Frat Pack star. In addition, early reviews describe Vince’s character always getting the last word and in some ways overshadowing the other stars.

Like this is a bad thing?

Look, we’re big fans the entire ensemble. And we want first-time director Peter Billingsley to succeed. But, let’s face it… how much we enjoy Couples Retreat doesn’t have a damn thing to do with Jean Reno or Kristin Davis. It’s all about the big guy. The babaganoush.

So, is this Vince doing his thing with familiar buddies such as Jason Bateman and Jon Favreau? Are new costars such as Malin Akerman and Kristen Bell able to blend into Vince’s world? In other words, is this a Four Christmases Vince film or more like Fred Claus?

Here are some of the best promo photos we’ve seen from the film. Will the stars of the film be sipping champagne after this weekend’s box office returns? We’ll have to see…

Jason Bateman and Vince Vaughn

Jason Bateman and Vince Vaughn

Director Peter Billingsley (and his dreamy blue eyes)

Director Peter Billingsley (and his dreamy blue eyes)

Kristin Stewart and Jon Favreau

Kristin Davis and Jon Favreau

If it was me, I'd be happy sitting where Malin Akerman is...

If it was me, I'd be happy sitting where Malin Akerman is...

Jon Favreau and Kristin Davis

Jon Favreau and Kristin Davis

If you’ve seen Couples Retreat, leave a comment below.

3 Responses to “‘Couples Retreat’ in Theatres Today”

  1. pru

    There’s a scene at the end after the credits roll.

    #667
  2. Kevin Crossman

    Thanks for the tip, Pru. I missed the one at the end of Zombieland.

    #668
  3. Greg mariotti

    Ugg….is this written by the same guys who made swingers and made? This movie was BAD. It had very few laughs. What a waste of talent.

    #677

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