US Cinema Releases: 'Couples Retreat' reunites Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau

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Selected US movie releases for October 2 - October 9 include the directorial début of American actress Drew Barrymore, Whip It (October 2) and the reunion of American comedic actors Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau in Couples Retreat (October 9).

October 2

The Invention of Lying
The Invention of Lying takes place in an alternate reality in which lying does not exist. But when a down-on-his-luck loser named Mark suddenly develops the ability to lie, he finds that dishonesty has its rewards. But lies have a way of spreading, and things get out of hand when some of Mark's tallest tales are taken as gospel. And with the entire world hanging on his every word, Mark finds he still cannot lie his way into the heart of the woman he loves.
Directors: Ricky Gervais, Matt Robinson
Cast: Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey, Rob Lowe
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Whip It
The directorial début of Drew Barrymore stars Ellen Page as Bliss, a rebellious Texas teenager who throws in her small town beauty pageant crown for the rowdy world of roller derby. Marcia Gay Harden plays Bliss's disapproving mother, while Kristen Wiig and Juliette Lewis play roller-derby stars.
Director: Drew Barrymore
Cast: Jimmy Fallon, Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page
Distributor: Fox Searchlight


Capitalism: A Love Story (countrywide release)

Director: Michael Moore

Cast: Michael Moore, others

A Beautiful Life (NY)
Director: Alejandro Chomski
Cast: Debi Mazar, Dana Delaney

A Serious Man (limited)
Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: Michael Stuhlbarg, Fred Melamed

Afterschool (limited)
Director: Antonio Campos
Cast: Rosemarie DeWitt, Jeremy Allen White

Do Knot Disturb (limited)
Director: David Dhawan
Cast: Govinda, Sushmita Sen

Toy Story/Toy Story 2 (Disney Digital 3D)
Director: John Lasseter
Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

Director: Ruben Fleischer
Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg

October 9

Couples Retreat
Couples Retreat 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 resort couple's therapy is not optional, it's mandatory. Suddenly, their group-rate vacation comes at a price.
Director: Peter Billingsley
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau

Bronson (NY, LA)
In 1974, a misguided 19-year-old named Michael Peterson decided he wanted to make a name for himself, so with a homemade shotgun and a head full of dreams, he attempted to rob a post office. Swiftly apprehended and sentenced to seven years in jail, Peterson has subsequently been behind bars for 34 years, 30 spent in solitary confinement. Bronson follows the metamorphosis of Mickey Peterson into a prisoner some consider to be Britain's most dangerous.
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Starring: Tom Hardy


Adventures of Power (NY; LA release: Oct. 16)
Director: Ari Gold
Cast: Chiu Chi Ling, Shoshannah Stern

An Education (limited)
Director: Lone Scherfig
Cast: Peter Sarsgaard, Emma Thompson

The Damned United (NY, LA)
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall

Free Style (limited)
Director: William Dear
Cast: Corbin Bleu, Penelope Ann Miller

From Mexico with Love (limited)
Director: Jimmy Nickerson
Cast: Steven Bauer, Kuno Becker

Night of the Demons (limited)
Director: Adam Gierasch
Cast: Shannon Elizabeth, Monica Keena

Peter and Vandy (limited)
Director: Jay DiPietro
Cast: Jason Ritter, Jesse L. Martin

St. Trinian's (limited)
Directors: Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson
Cast: Mischa Barton, Colin Firth

Trucker (limited)
Director: James Mottern
Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion