Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Couples Retreat’ could stand its own Therapy Sessions!

The trailers and TV ads for COUPLES RETREAT would have you believe this is a non-stop, laugh-a-minute comedy.

It’s not.

Sure there are plenty of funny moments and circumstances in the film’s first half. But things slow down immensely after that, and the movie turns mostly into

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10 Responses to Jack Goes Confidential: ‘Couples Retreat’ could stand its own Therapy Sessions!

  1. Anonymous says:

    Well, Jack–I’m assuming the counseling you received vicariously there in that movie just might be the only relationship counseling you’ve gotten in this millennium!!! Work with it!! I notice you didn’t bring a date to the screening, so I’m just sayin…maybe you’d look good in a powder blue Nehru jacket, sitting in a hut on Bora Bora.

    Yep, I just turned 60, and I loved this movie!! Much more than that dreadful downer about Adam Sandler.

    I laughed out loud ALOT!!! Clear to the end.

    The party scenes reminded me of my old days doing the advertising for Confetti, on the hill by Bannister Mall. Back when we used to go there, and weren’t afraid of gang violence. Back before Reggie Banks sued the club for their no goatee policy.

    And was I the only one in the movie audience who roared when one wife was bored at the singles party they crashed, (gosh, did I spill the oh-so-obvious beans??) when she sighed and said “Maybe I’ll just Rufi myself…”? Perhaps the use of Rufi as a verb threw them off.

    Vince Vaughn is magnetic in this film. John Favreau is creepy: I’m not sure he’s really “acting” except his selfish self. It was completely unbelievable that Kristin Davis would ever kiss him, let alone marry him.

    And the French actor (who plays every role that Gerard DiPardieu does not snag), this time he is Marcel the guru–well, he is just a wonderfully preposterous as ever. He makes me smile before he ever speaks.

    Overall, this is a great date movie, and one of the most ENTERTAINING that Universal has put out in the last 3 months (far better than that dinosaur movie with Will Ferrell). In this economy, it’s worth the ticket price! I Say: Go,laugh.

    And readers: if you run across a Nehru jacket at a vintage store, send it to Jack. I’m guessing 42 regular.

  2. Anonymous says:

    What the hell is this Tracy talking about. Is it Tracy THOMAS by chance? Think she’s got a screw loose or one of her tight hats prevented blood flow to her brain.
    Judging by other reviews for this film Jack was really quite kind to it and gave it 3 and a half out of 5 fingers. About Jack not bringing a date to the movie did she ever consider that he was actually working as a reviewer?????

  3. Anonymous says:

    WHNE YOU MESS WITH JACK, and you are messing with a lot of people … JUST DONT DO IT!!!

    Jack is working, he is not on a date. And facts be known, it is wierd that you know what he looks like. I would not know him, unless I heard his voice, but what about you…..what??..are you are stalker???

    Keep up the great work Jack. Thank you for the quality reviews for a long time now : )

  4. Anonymous says:

    I loved Tracy’s light funny take. Plus she was more informative then Jack and gave me a better feel of the film.. Tracy I guess they just didn’t get it.

    Jack use to be on TV on a regular basis. His appearance is well known.

  5. Anonymous says:

    but rick, you also are still giving the chefs and you buddy haley time before you judge, while they have not won in the last 8 games and they have 27 losses out of the last 29 games, for what it is worth. DONT MESS WITH JACK.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Yes but Haley is only 0-4 so why are we holding him accountable for the last 29 games? Doesn’t seem fair. It would be like if I took over a sinking business and after four months people were blaming me for it sinking. Hey give me a chance.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Saw Couples Retreat today and was disappointed. Jack had it right.

  8. Anonymous says:

    gabba gabba
    Nope, sorry rick, they are 0-5….
    0-9 considering preseason.

    In management, you MUST spot trends early and react, and that is why douch1 and douch2 should have been run out on a rail in week 2 of the reg season.

    This is inevitable, they WILL BE FIRED, why not do while Jimmy Johnson is still available?

    These NO FUN ZONE ASSHOLES are fkd, their ideas are shit, and they are fucking losers.

    but you are OK rick .. peace: )

    Jack rulez!!! dont mess with Jack.

  9. Anonymous says:

    gabba gabba
    but…according to haleyboy, he is 0-0 … OMG …. LMAO!!!


    easy rules for life-
    stay humble, speak softly, carry a big stick, treat men like men, be loyal to those men.

    haleygirl used daddy’s nepotism to get a job, SHE NEVER PLAYED FOOTBALL HIMSELF, she never learned those simple rules for winning, and THAT IS WHY haleygirl IS A FUCKING LOSER BITCH.

  10. Anonymous says:

    tracy thomas
    Heya, I’m not “messing” with Jack! We’ve been friends for at least 35 years, back when KY102 was his platform. I adore Jack, I respect Jack. Boys, he is able to take a little mild teasing. Hearne wants us to blog. So–lighten up boys, file your belated taxes and stick to the topic. I watch the Chiefs every week, but that should be a separate category.

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