Couples Retreat

You’d think that with a stellar comedically-talented cast like this—Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Malin Akerman, Jason Bateman, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell, Peter Serafinowicz, and others I wasn’t familiar with but definitely seemed funny—this movie would actually get some laughs. I don’t think I laughed out loud more than twice, and those two times were when Jason Bateman’s character went slightly out of character and did the awesome Michael Bluth comedic timing thing. Or Jason Bateman comedic timing thing, whatever you want to call it.

On the bright side, this movie looked really fun to shoot, and all the women looked very pretty in it. It’s just that I expected more from these big guns. I expected some of the couples not to end up together in the end. I think it would have been satisfying that way. Maybe I’m a sucker for “realism.” Oh, well.