Q&A with Vince Vaughn
VV: The one thing I like that we say in the movie is that it's not like you're going to solve everything. You're not always going to learn to love doing the things you don't want to do. What I really like about the couple that I'm in with Malin Akerman is that they are seemingly succeeding at life. They are fortunate enough to have good jobs, and they're making their kids a priority and taking them to activities and everything. They don't think they have any problems, and then when they get to the retreat they realize, like a lot of couples that have kids or regular relationships with the obligations of life, they as a couple start to come in last. When they're talking, it's either disagreeing about how to parent or "What are the bills we have to pay this month?" They're not spending any time just being friends or laughing or enjoying each other. You start to see that person as a source of obligation. So what I would take from this movie is that it's important to make sure you do something fun with each other every now and then. Whatever that means to you, whether it be going outside and sitting on a blanket and having a glass of wine or going to a concert or a baseball game. Because before there were the kids or the house or the mortgage or any of it, there were these two people that really wanted to be around each other, so don't spend that time not having fun.
RB: Such a nice thing about the characters that you and Malin play is that they don't get tempted to stray. They are quite clear that they want to be loyal to each other. It's refreshing.
VV: Yeah, it was kind of nice to make a movie where it was like "We made a commitment. We're in this 'cause we said we wanted to be, and we have people counting on us. You know what? We believe in this and it's worth it to us, and I love you."