First off, “Couples Retreat” is directed by Peter Billingsley. Yes, the kid who starred in the instant classic “A Christmas Story.” And, who produced the movie “Iron Man,” for his director friend Jon Favreau, director of the “Iron Man” movie franchise.
The movie “Couples Retreat” is based on an original idea of Vince Vaughn’s. The comedy follows four Midwestern couples who embark on a journey to a tropical island resort. While one of the couples is there to work on their marriage, the other three set out to jet ski, spa and enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon discover that participation in the resort’s couples therapy is not optional. Suddenly, their group-rate vacation comes at a price. What follows is a hilarious look at real world problems faced by all couples.