Marriage Retreat

DVD Release: August 23, 2011
Marriage Retreat


Jeff Fahey, (Lost, Machete) Reginald Vel Johnson (Family Matters, Die Hard) and Victoria Jackson (Saturday Night Live, Baby Boom) star in this funny, heartfelt story about the difficulties many marriages face and the simple solution.

David A.R. White (In The Blink of an Eye, Hidden Secrets) and Andrea Logan White (Sarah’s Choice) lead a trio of unhappily married couples to a mountain retreat where they are subjected to unorthodox and seemingly comical methods by the Dr. Sullivan (FAHEY) and his wife Katrina (JACKSON). As the couples struggle through the program for marital bliss, they soon discover it’s not “What” they are missing from their lives but “Who”, Jesus.

Dove Review

When three couples decide to go to the marriage retreat, hilarity begins. The couples hear the men’s side of things and the women’s version also is told. But as in marriage they each learn that they need God’s guidance to bring them back to the reality that they need each other and to work together.

“Marriage Retreat” is a comical and at times serious look at others as they display the problems of each marriage. Many couples will learn a few lessons from this film. We award this movie the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for 12 and older because of the scene of a woman having a baby although it is not graphic. Some families may not want their younger children to see this. Overall, this is a very useful DVD.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Couples kissing; comments regarding married couple's sex life.
Language: References to God and Jesus is in reverence.
Violence: Women shoot men with paint ball guns.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Couples argue; gambling on line; woman having a baby but it is not graphic; attitudes towards the spouses.


Company: PureFlix
Director: Dave Christian
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 98 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe