First Trailer for Vince Vaughn Comedy ‘Couples Retreat’

Published 6 years ago by , Updated July 3rd, 2009 at 9:51 am,

couples retreat cast First Trailer for Vince Vaughn Comedy Couples Retreat

There’s nothing better than a good ensemble comedy, which is why, if Universal’s first trailer for Couples Retreat is any indication, we may have just found the next big comic hit of the year. Featuring a star-studded cast of talent, including Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Malin Ackerman, Faizon Love, and Kali Hawk, the movie revolves around four couples who go on a retreat to a tropical island resort to deal with the various problems in their relationships.

While the premise might sound like standard comic fare to some, the potential of this movie is terrific. Not only do we get to see some of the funniest comedic actors in Hollywood riff off of each other for 100 minutes, we get to see Jean Reno in a speedo. Now that’s comedy! Check out the trailer below.

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There were at least three different instances where I laughed aloud while watching this trailer. One of my favorite lines: “She’s a kid. Buy her a Hello Kitty book.” Of course, I might be an easy mark for this kind of comedy. I pretty much enjoy everything Vince Vaughn is in and Jason Bateman has been my hero since Arrested Development. What do you think? Does this look funny?

Some fun facts about Couples Retreat:

The film was written by Jon Favreau and represents the directorial debut of Peter Billingsley (better known as Ralphie from the Christmas comedy classic A Christmas Story).

Couples Retreat will hit theaters on October 9th, 2009.

Source: FirstShowing

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  1. I watched this trailer during “Public Enemies” and I have to say this looks fricken horrible,,,

    Julia & Julie also looked gawd aweful beware…

  2. Vince Vaughn’s never funny, Jon Favreau’s never funny (great director though), Kirsten Bell is not funny, and the trailer is presenting the oldest jokes in the comedybook…

  3. Wow, really? This looks quite funny to me. Along the lines of Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

    Maybe I can relate a bit more since I’ve been married for 13 years. :-P


  4. It looks like fun to me .
    as far as Vince Vaughn Goes ,
    I REALLY liked Fred Claus.

  5. i like vince vaughn, and i liked wedding crasher
    but i’m curious about jon favreau, since i never watch him doing comedy :p

  6. Man, Jason Bateman is on a movie hotstreak with like 4 movies in a small time frame where he’s got a hot lady to be matched up with. In Juno he had Jeniffer Garner, in Hancock he had Scarlett Johansson, in this he has Kristen Bell and in Extract later this year he’s with Mila Kunis. LUCKY! ;)

  7. I like Vince Vaughn as an actor, but so far I’ve seen maybe six of his movies and hate all of them, with the exception of Jurassic Park 2. (However it was not a comedy)And maybe that has biased me against his movies, (I have not laughed more than a light chuckle; perhaps once, in any of his movies) but from what this trailer showed it seems like a string of sex jokes. Which can only go so far until it becomes a vulgar farce. So unfortunately, this is yet another Vince Vaughn movie I will not watch.

  8. Vince Vaughn, is a good actor. No doubt but these slapstick romatic comedies don’t work for me at all. These seem to be all he does lately. I’m sure this will be a huge date movie,,, (I don’t watch date movies)
    Fav’s should really stick to directing. He was really good in The Sopranos but he played a movie Director so there ya go.

  9. This does not look funny but something about this says heart, alot of romcoms have realistic endings nowadays which I prefer.

    I don’t ever want to see another Made of Honor where
    SPOILERS somebody spends their whole life being a douche then at the end of the movie gets the girl END SPOILERS!

  10. Looks funny, might watch it on TV one day.

  11. Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t Peter “Ralphie” Billingsley direct a movie back in the 90s called The Sacred Fire?

    On another note, this movie doesn’t look spectacularly funny; but neither did The Proposal and I really liked that one.

  12. I. Don’t see the angle in The Proposal… If Sandra Bullock walked up and forced me to marry her that would be it, movie over,,,
    The next 2 weeks would be the honneymoon. I mean come on its Sandra Bullock not Ugly Betty,,,

  13. Doesn’t matter how a hot a woman is if she’s acting the way Sandra Bullock does for 3/4 of The Proposal? Count me out!

  14. Haaa! I’m up for the challenge RT.

  15. Better you than me sir!!! You might just want to check out the movie anyways, regardless of the angle. You get to see Miss Bullock almost completely naked!!! Only her arm and hand are covering her breasts and only a wash-cloth is covering her honey patch.

  16. @R.T.

    You’re half right. Billingsley did direct a movie called The Sacred Fire back in 1994, but it was a 13-minute short. Couples Retreat represents his feature film directorial debut.

  17. Aaaaah… I stand half corrected then! hahaha jus’ kiddin’!

  18. If i see this movie i will be cheering for the women and Yoga Guy. Vince V has played the pissed off guy to many times.

  19. Well I for one liked the trailer and look forward to seeing it.

  20. I think we all owe ‘Ralphie’ the benefit of the doubt

    So does my wife, the last three films we’ve seen were Watchmen, Star Trek and Terminiator Salvation.

  21. It looks cute. i’m not thinking greatest comedy ever here, but I think I’ll have a good laugh. The key points for me are Jason Batemen (loved him since the Hogan Family, y’all!), Vince Vaughn – I just love his “ness”, so tall and scrumptious – ahem, I’m back on topic now… and of course Jon Favreau. I think he’s an excellent writer and I’ve enjoyed him on screen before. Quick wit and good comedic timing. The only thing that could ruin it for me at this point is Kristen Bell. She’s nice and all, but she isn’t the strongest actress…