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October 16, 2009
I was going to do my best to ignore the latest package of excrement labeled “American comedy”… the “film” called Couples Retreat.
But then The Onion made it worth mentioning, by taking this opportunity to speak out more truthfully than any other film-review source on the sorry state of big-screen comedy in America.
HOLLYWOOD, CA—Popular film actor Vince Vaughn appeared on NBC’s Tonight Show Monday to brazenly and unapologetically deceive the American people about his latest movie, Couples Retreat.
“It’s a really funny movie, and I think people are going to enjoy it,” lied the 39-year-old performer, knowing full well that he was misleading viewers into making a decision that was not in their best interests. “It’s got something for everybody.”
Added Vaughn, in another willful distortion of the truth, “It’s got a really fun vibe.”
Sources reported that Vaughn’s Tonight Show appearance was merely the latest stop on a campaign of deception currently being waged by the tall and dishonest funnyman across various media outlets. In the past week alone, Vaughn has appeared on three separate television programs and two syndicated radio programs, offering duplicitous information about Couples Retreat with no outward indication of remorse.
It’s worth reading the whole thing. And it inspires more laughs in a couple of minutes than I suspect you’ll find in the whole duration of Couples Retreat, or any other recent Vince Vaughn comedy.
Jeffrey Overstreet watches far too many movies, writes film reviews and two weekly columns for ChristianityTodayMovies.com, maintains the Web site LookingCloser.org, contributes to Paste Magazine, and is at work on a series of novels. He works at Seattle Pacific University.