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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For HD versions of the trailer head over to Apple.com.
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.