On the surface, the new comedy “Couples Retreat” looks like the only thing it’s missing is Robin Williams and John Travolta (or William H. Macy and Martin Lawrence), but I can’t overlook three things: One, that I laughed through the entire trailer. Two, the case is pure comedy gold – from the stars to the supporting actors. Three, it’s written by Vince Vaughn (“Wedding Crashers”) and John Favreau (“Iron Man”). I don’t think you can discount a film as a typical rom-com romp when those elements are present.
Check out the trailer below and let me know your thoughts. Just having Jason Bateman (“Juno”), Vaughn and Favreau (who was hilarious in “I Love You, Man”) on screen together is enough for the full-price ticket. Plus, comedy pulled from (albeit exaggerated and stretched) real-life issues is the funniest kind.