With a dream cast full of comedy heavyweights, Couples Retreat
seems brimming with potential. But given those high hopes, the results are disappointingly flat. It's not the biggest disaster in cinematic history and it certainly does have its fair share of serious laughs, but a lot of stuff in this movie just isn't that funny -- and even the funny stuff tends to drag on way longer than the laughs do. Also, it says a lot about a film when it can't be saved by Vince Vaughn fending off a shark attack, or Kristen Bell in a bikini.
The premise concerns a group of couples, all trudging through their thirties, and the frantic web of child rearing and home ow...