Monday, March 8, 2010

Couples Retreat

I'll write about the Oscars later this week. Our friends, Jane and Chris, were in town this weekend, and we watched Couples Retreat Saturday night. Wow! That is one BAD movie. I saw that Transformers won the Razzie for worst picture, but for my money, this was worse. Transformers is a bad action movie because there's too much action, it's mind-numbing. Couples Retreat is a bad comedy because the laughs are few and far between. Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau are usually hilarious, but not this time. Very little laughter in our family room Saturday night. Some brief chuckling when the yoga guy was doing his thing, but other than that, crickets. You have to wonder, what the hell were Vaughn and Favreau thinking? It sure felt like they just wanted to make some quick money and get a sweet vacation at a posh resort, but Favreau wrote the script, so I have to believe there's more to it. Bad judgement is more like it. The guys who gave us Swingers get a lifetime pass, and they definitely have to use it for this one. Better luck next next time fellas.

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