Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Couples Retreat

Here's the trailer for Couples Retreat. Give it a gander.

The amazing thing is, aside from Ken Jeong as the therapist, how unApatow the movie seems. Not that I'm dissing on Apatow, but here's a movie that seems to have a distinctly traditional style of joke-delivery, and it's got an idea for a movie that seems to go beyond the "formula" version of the idea and pokes a little into the characters' personal lives. This same premise could have easily been about ONE WACKY VACATION, with the title Looking to Get Away? and the tagline "Wish You Weren't Here.".

That said, it only looks amusing rather than laugh-out-loud hilarious, but perhaps it's rated R and this trailer can't showcase the movie's funniest jokes. The main appeal on my end is seeing Vince Vaughn in something that isn't Christmas-related, doesn't look atrocious, or both, since I've felt he's one of the more underutilized actors in the current generation of movie comedy stars.

In addition, Kristen Bell.

Couples Retreat opens on October 9th, 2009.

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