When it comes to comedy movies, yoga is often portrayed as either a weird, New Age activity or a prime opportunity for wildly inappropriate sexual innuendo. Based on the press surrounding Couples Retreat, a movie about couples who go on a retreat to save their troubled marriages, I’m guessing it falls into the second category.
Vince Vaughn, who stars in the film, told Parade.com that the yoga class scene came from an experience he had in real life. “I had a girlfriend in L.A. who took me to a yoga
class,” he said. “While it was going on I was saying to myself, ‘Is this really happening?’ It was like the
instructor was making all these moves and he was basically dry humping the girls. Nobody batted an
eye. I felt like I was in The Twilight Zone. So we had our class in the movie with a
creepy yoga guy.”
Here’s the trailer for the movie (the yoga class is at the very end!)
Couples Retreat opens today! The reviews aren’t great, but it looks like it will be good for a few healthy laughs. Will you go see it?