Friday, May 13, 2011
1564 - Couples Retreat
Part of you wonders when watching this if this wasn't just an excuse for the people involved to go hang out in Bora Bora and make a film. Don't get me wrong - it's not a bad film - but it's not amazing either. There is some good strong moments with the characters delving into their relationships, but I never honestly feel like these people are solving any real problems, more like they're putting a bandage on the cancer that is their relationships. And it all gets wrapped up a little too perfectly. I suppose I just went into this hoping for a little more emotional honesty and a little less broad comedy. And they had a moment near the beginning which is beat-for-beat the same scene as something I've written... damnit.
So it sounds like I'm slagging the film. It's an okay film. If you like these actors then give it a whirl, it's entertaining, it's just not the kind of film I'd even see myself revisiting or highly recommending.
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