Monday Movie Review: Couples Retreat

Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Malin Akerman, Kristin Davis, Kristen Bell and Faizon Love star in Universal Pictures’ comedy Couples Retreat.

Based on an original idea of Vaughn’s, the comedy follows four Midwestern couples who embark on a journey to a tropical island resort. While one of the couples is there to work on their marriage, the other three set out to jet ski, spa and enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon discover that participation in the resorts couples therapy is not optional. Suddenly, their group-rate vacation comes at a price. What follows is a hilarious look at real world problems faced by all couples. The film also stars Kali Hawk and Jean Reno.


Former model Irina Krupnik filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against NBC Universal Thursday after a decade-old modeling photo of her was used in the movie “Couples Retreat.” The swimsuit photo was used by actor Jon Favreau in a solitary sex scene.

It was used as a “prop for an overweight, unhappily married male character to masturbate while his wife is in the washroom,” and the “ongoing, unauthorized and defamatory use of her likeness in a derogatory and humiliating context” has caused Krupnik personal and professional distress, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in a New York court.

Krupnik is now a successful makeup artist at the John Barrett Salon in New York City.

Although Krupnik signed a contract granting full rights of the photo to a stock image company, “she did not contemplate, intend, or consent to the use of her photograph or likeness in a quasi-pornographic context,” according to the lawsuit. (ABC)


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