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The Dilemma (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  14 January 2011 (USA)
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A man discovers that his best friend's wife is having an affair.

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A man finds out that what you don't say to a friend is just as important as what you do is this story of how far you can bend a brotherly bond before it snaps. Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vaughn) and happily married Nick (James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. Ronny's girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick's wife, Geneva (Ryder), are by their sides. But Ronny's world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves into mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide what will happen if he reveals the truth to his best friend. Written by Universal Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving sexual content | See all certifications »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,102,798 (UK) (21 January 2011)

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$48,430,355 (USA) (25 February 2011)
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Jennifer Garner was cast but dropped out and was replaced by Jennifer Connelly. See more »

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When Ronny confronts Geneva about the affair at the Blackhawks game, they miss a goal and the song "Chelsea Dagger" plays which is the goal song for the Blackhawks. In reality, when the Blackhawks score, the goal horn blows followed by song "Chelsea Dagger" by the Fratellis. See more »

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Ronny Valentine: Let's face it. Electric cars are totally gay. I don't mean gay as in homosexual gay, I mean "My parents are chaperoning the dance" gay.
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References Sixteen Candles (1984) See more »

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Howlin' for You
Written by Dan Auerbach (as Dan Auerbach) and Patrick J. Carney (as Patrick Carney)
Performed by The Black Keys
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Unfairly Bashed
22 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into this movie with an open mind. I didn't think it would be the greatest movie ever made, but at the same time I knew it was directed by Ron Howard, who has made some outstanding movies. The movie is not as funny as I thought it would be, but in the end that was o.k. to me. Most people probably went to see it with the mindset that it was going to be a mindless laugh-fest because of the previews and the stars Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. This is not the case. In my opinion Vince Vaughn has one of his better performances in this film. Kevin James did the most he could with his character, but in the end fell flat. I think that if you watch this movie without any expectations you'll end up enjoying it. Final verdict - not great, but not a waste of time either.


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