Sunday, October 11, 2009

Zombie Retreat

Couples Retreat
I've been really looking forward to seeing this, mainly due to the girls in the movie Kristin Davis (from Sex and the City), Kristen Bell (from Veronica Mars), and Malin Akerman (who always looks familiar, but I recognize her from The Proposal and 27 Dresses). The movie's about 4 couples who go to an island together thinking they they're going to have an awesome relaxing vacation, but instead are required to do all different types of couples skills building.

The movie itself was cute, but pretty predictable. One of the high points of the movie was a Guitar Hero Battle (yes, you read that correctly). But overall its wasn't amazing. Cute yes, I might watch it if it ever reruns on TV, but it isn't the type of movie I feel like I'll need to own when it comes out on DVD.

Again, the main reason I wanted to see this is because Abigail Breslin was in it. The movie is about zombie, but isn't anywhere near a horror movie. Its all comedy. Although there is a good bit of blood and gore throughout the movie. Gross, but mainly done for laugh.

The funny thing is, even though Couples Retreat was my pick and Zombieland was the boys, if I had to re-watch one of them I would pick Zombieland without a doubt.

A funny coincidence is that both movies had scenes at the very end of the credits. I always make the boy wait with me till the very end, mainly to show a little respect to all the people who helped to make the movie happen. I'm guess its part of growing up in Southern California. Very rarely do movies have scenes at the end of the credits anymore. But both of these movies do. So if you see either one be sure to stay to the very end. Although, not much of a surprise, the bonus scene at the end of Zombieland is by far the better one.



  1. I liked Couples Retreat a lot, but agree with you on not having to buy it on dvd when it comes out. The yoga scene had me cracking me and anything Vince Vaughn is in has me cracking up!

  2. LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!! (couples retreat)

    Sooooo funny
    Best one so far

  3. Thanks for the review on Couples Retreat. I'm glad it was cute...that is kind of what I was expecting. Geof really wants to see Zombieland. He loves that horror/comedy combo. Maybe I'll have to do a double feature. I love when they have something extra at the end!

  4. I really liked Couples Retreat - I thought it was the best chick flick kind of movie that I've seen in a lonng time! I just find Vince Vaughn hilarious, haha!

  5. Great reviews. I really want to see Zombieland I just haven't had the time. I'll have to definitely check it out now.

  6. I want to see both of those movies! But I'm not expecting much out of COuples Retreat. If I laugh I'll be happy ;)

  7. I really wanted to see Couples Retreat but saw Zombieland instead. In fact I liked it so much, it inspired an entire post. I was cracking up the entire time and the surprise cameo was pure awesome.

  8. I just saw Couple's Retreat last night ... I had such high hopes :( It wasn't bad, just not as great as I was anticipating.

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