Couples Retreat Trailer Starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau


I consider myself a fan of Vince Vaughn, but I have to admit, his last few films have been slowly dropping my confidence in him to the point where I’m not even sure I’ll actually see them anymore. He’s become such a big star that he just seems to be going through the motions a lot of the time, starring in questionable romantic comedies. Four Christmases may have made a lot of money, but it was absolutely terrible. On the other hand, I thought The Break-Up was surprisingly good. So now we’ve got a trailer for his latest film Couples Retreat, and I’m having a hard time judging whether or not this will actually be funny or just another dud.

It does seem to be targeted at a slightly older audience, if only because it’s about a group of couples who go to an island resort to participate in marriage counseling. What it has going for it is the fact that it was written by his buddy Jon Favreau, who once again co-stars, and it’s directed by their long-time friend Peter Billingsley (aka Ralphie from A Christmas Story) who has also produced many of their films over the years. Plus the cast includes Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Malin Akerman, Peter Serafinowicz, Jean Reno, John Michael Higgins and Ken Jeong. There’s sort of a Forgetting Sarah Marshall vibe to the whole thing, and you’d hope that a group of friends shooting a movie on a tropical island somewhere would lead to a fun (and potential funny) atmosphere. That said, the trailer itself didn’t make me laugh once. Couples Retreat hits theatres on October 9th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • Traci Islands

    I have always liked Vince Vaughn. As of late I admit I don’t say that looks hysterical, I really have to see that!
    I will give the movie a chance though by renting the DVD. Island couple fun sounds good and I did chuckle a couple of times watching the trailer. I try my best to not waste my money by seeing a movie that may or may not be a bomb.

  • rus in chicago

    all the guys in this trailer (including director) are friends off screen – it looks like an organized plan to get a few free months on a Caribbean Island..good for them!!

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  • Ovenball

    I did not find the trailer funny. It will take a tidal wave of critical acclaim and recommendations from friends to get me interested in this film. The days of going to see a movie because Vince Vaughn is in it are over.

    Maybe it’s just me, but it seems with comedies you can just tell so much more from the trailer. I can’t say that any one element of the trailer for Pineapple Express or Step Brothers had me laughing enough to make the movie a priority, but the general feel seemed more substantial, or at least held the promise of more humor than say Sex Drive or Miss March.

    And ya know, even though I didn’t like The Breakup, Vince Vaughn had some funny bits. It’s this way in a lot of his films lately. He was the best part of the painfully awful Fred Claus. But I’m not glad I watched Fred Claus, I’m angry about it. I’ll skip this one and save myself the task of picking out the one or two funny Vince Vaughn bits from a 109 minute steaming crap burger.

  • Mason

    I’m a big fan of Jon Favreau-written and/or directed comedies, especially Swingers and Made which also starred Vince Vaughn. This style of comedy is not for everyone but I’ll definitely check it out at some point. Faizon Love makes me laugh too. Plus, it can’t hurt having lots of easy-on-the eyes ladies in bathing suits a-la Forgetting Sarah Marshall.