Couples Retreat Review: The film “Couples Retreat” chronicles the stories of four struggling couples and how sitcom patterns help them heal.
What’s the matter with them? Because it’s written in the script. It features minimal humor, save for a few stand-alone one-liners, and no suspense, but for the necessary reconciliation’s timing.
It doesn’t even entice you to visit its tropical island paradise.
The couples are all from Buffalo Grove, according to the one visual clue provided by a T-shirt.
Three of them believe they are content, but their friends Jason (Jason Bateman) and Cynthia (Kristen Bell) implore them to join them for a week at a resort dedicated to relationship rehabilitation (if four couples go, the fee is half off).
Jason and Cynthia are heartbroken since they haven’t been able to start a family.
Dave (Vince Vaughn) and Ronnie (Malin Akerman); Joey (Jon Favreau) and Lucy (Kristin Davis); and Shane (Faizon Love) and Trudy are the other couples (Kali Hawk). (1) Parenting responsibilities obstruct romance; (2) Joey’s wandering eye; (3) Shane has divorced his wife and is dating a 20-year-old bimbo.
They fly to the Eden resort; which is based on Bora Bora, a wonderfully magical island that has been reduced to a beach party.
Monsieur Marcel (Jean Reno), a martial-arts mystic, is in charge of Eden, which is overseen by Stanley (Peter Serafinowicz), who explains why his name is spelled with a “C.”
Salvadore (Latin pop artist Carlos Ponce) serves as a stand-in for a model on the cover of a lesser romance novel.
The concept may have lent itself to laughter, but the plot is lacking in character specifics.
Couples Retreat Cast
Season 2 of ‘Couples Retreat’ Will Be Hosted by Michael Blackson and Rada!
Couples Retreat, a VH1 show, is returning for Season 2 with five new couples attempting to work things out and better their marriages.
The couples will face their problems head-on, with the help of relationship experts, on everything from cheating to having children to personal matters.
Ronnie and Shamari DeVoe, Jess Hilarious and Daniel Parsons, Nick Young and Keonna Green, Claudia Jordan and KJ Dispute, and Styles P and Adjua Styles are among the celebrity couples that have joined the cast for the second season.
Fortunately, the actors will be joined by hosts who have been on reality shows before.
Who Are The Hosts of ‘Couples Retreat’ Season 2?’
Former Season 1 cast members Michael Blackson and his fiancée Rada host Couples Retreat.
Michael and Rada had not yet made their relationship public in the first season, and their families were unaware of their personal lives.
As an interracial marriage, Michael and Rada were also anxious about the hostility they would receive.
However, the couple got engaged during an interview on The Breakfast Club in July 2021, just a few months after their appearance on the show.
Despite their unorthodox relationship, fans are ecstatic that Michael and Rada are back as hosts.
“I’m getting into Couples Retreat; Michael Blackson is hilarious;” one fan tweeted; before adding; “Couples Retreat is going to have a lot of home fights.”
Michael Blackson is given a side-piece pass once a month. That irritates women.”
The Wedding of Michael Blackson and Rada Might Come as Soon as Next Year!
Michael and Rada acknowledged in an exclusive interview with Distractify that while they are in a lot better place — and that a wedding may be in the cards sooner rather than later — they still have some challenges to work out.
“A wedding in 2023 is extremely likely,” Michael said. “We haven’t set a date yet.”
Before we take that step, we just want to solve our problems, come to a complete understanding, and be in a good place.
Two, in the next year or so, I’m anticipating that to happen.”
Michael also stated that he will work on his limits with his Rada-approved side ladies.
“Every day, [Rada] informs me about her life. We engage in extracurricular activities in our bed at times, and at other times, a [side chick] is alone with me.
When they’re alone with me, [Rada] believes we shouldn’t take any pictures, that I can’t take them out to dinner, and other things “Michael went on to say. “So that’s something I’m working on.”