Thursday, 22 October 2009

Film: Couples Retreat

Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau team up again to write and star in this comedy of four couples on a dream holiday that, unfortunately for three of them, includes mandatory Couples Skill Building therapy sessions.

Anyone expecting a movie similar to Dodgeball or The Wedding Crashers will be disappointed as the comedy here is not slapstick, it is more akin to Made and Swingers, Vaughn and Favreau’s previous writing collaborations.

In my opinion both excel when working with their own material as the on screen chemistry of the two has not diminished over the years and their argumentative rants at each other are the high point of the film.

There are some crude gags thrown in so if that’s not your scene then give it a miss but it’s recommended to anyone who enjoyed the aforementioned Made, Swingers and maybe even The Break Up.

Rick’s Rating: 68%

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