Monday, October 12, 2009

Couples Retreat Review

Couples Retreat is a comedy about four couples that go on a retreat for their marriage problems. The film is directed by Peter Billingsley (Ralphie, A Christmas Story). The cast is star studded with many comedic figures as couples like Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers) and Malin Akerman (Watchmen), Jason Bateman (Juno) and Kristen Bell (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Jon Favreau (Iron Man) and Kristin Davis (Sex and the City), Faizon Love (Elf) and Kali Hawk (-). Even, with the great cast the film is funny, but not as funny as it could have been. There is pretty funny scenes with Jon, Vince and Faizon, but not as much as you would expect from Jason. The female cast parts are basically boring, except for Kristin Davis and Kali Hawk. Malin and Kristin Bell are your normal wives that just go with the flow and don't do anything memorable. Jean Reno is funny(Looking) in a speedo and thats about it. Also, the therapists are really funny with Ken Jeong (The Hangover) and John Higgins (Fred Claus). I just know with this cast it could have been so much better in every way, except in the casting department. Vince and Jon should have spent less time writing their parts and more on everyone else's. The story and opportunity for so many things was there, but felt like any other marriage comedy. So, this movie is not terrible, but not a memorable comedy. I give this film 73 out of 100.

Benjamin Myers
PSN ID & Gamertag: fusionman15

No comments:

Post a Comment