I'm all for a good, funny Vince Vaughan movie, especially when it's a dual project between Vince and Jon Favreau. Swingers is still one of my all time favorite movies.
So, when I saw that the movie Couples Retreat had those two and Jason Bateman, another favorite of mine, I was all ready for a little sophomoric humor and good one-liners. Well, the movie isn't that funny, but maybe because part of it strikes close to home.
If you don't want to know about this movie, stop reading here. I won't give everything away, but there is one critical detail that I need to discuss.
The whole premise of having these four couples on the retreat stems from the strained marriage of one of the couples, and the reason: they were having trouble conceiving. They rope their six friends into a relationship retreat in Tahiti in hopes that they will decide whether or not they should stay married.
It made me think about one thing that I never had to worry about while I was going through all the nutty infertility stuff: my marriage. I'm not saying things were a breeze when getting negative pregnancy test, after negative pregnancy test, but I never once had to question whether or not my marriage would make it through.
In fact, many couples separate after going through the trying times. There can be a lot of guilt, resentment and blame. (See Mad Men entry from a few weeks ago).
If anything, I think that my marriage got stronger, but I know that the dreaded beast of infertility can put holes in good relationships. Stay tough infertiles. Don't let it break you down.