CHICAGO – “Drinking Buddies” director Joe Swanberg’s latest release of the same star wattage is “Happy Christmas,” an even lower-fi story than the Olivia Wilde beer comedy, steered even more by the casting that it was able to assemble. However, with this movie Swanberg doesn’t so much worry about having a story that could be confused with a more mainstream romantic comedy if it were to have a bigger budget.
CHICAGO – It seems ironic that “Couples Retreat,” a film about a group of friends who think they’re going on a peaceful vacation but get hoodwinked into couples counseling, is itself a bait-and-switch, advertising a sexy comedy and delivering a dull trip. Avoid this awful excuse for a comedy.
CHICAGO – This 3-image slideshow contains our ace photographer Joe Arce’s shots from the red carpet for the Chicago premiere of “Couples Retreat” on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009. Stars Vince Vaughn and Malin Akerman and director Peter Billingsley walked the red carpet for the film that also stars Jason Bateman, Kristin Bell, Kristin Davis, Kali Hawk, Faizon Love, Jon Favreau, and Jean Reno. It opens on Friday, October 9th, 2009.
CHICAGO – After being tipped off on Jan. 28, 2009 from a reliable HollywoodChicago.com source that “Couples Retreat” with Vince Vaughn, Kristen Bell, Malin Akerman, Jason Bateman, Kristin Davis and Jon Favreau (who also wrote the film, directed “Iron Man” and will direct “Iron Man 2” in 2010) would be filming in Chicago, we have now confirmed this information and have a Vince Vaughn set photo so you can visualize the scene.