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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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The Blackhawk jerseys worn by the main characters are those of Jonathan Toews (Nick), Patrick Kane (Ronny), Duncan Keith (Geneva) and Dave Bolland (Beth). All four players were key contributors in the Blackhawks 2010 Stanley Cup victory, which took place at the time of filming. See more »

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When Nick revs up the engine after just starting the car, the temperature gauge is already halfway between C and H. In that brief period of time, the water temperature would not have even started to register. See more »

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Ronny Valentine: I'm not a marriage counselor! I don't want to be a marriage counselor!
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.1 (2011) See more »

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SASSY LITTLE WOMAN
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A Comedy with a Story to Tell
15 January 2011 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

I came to this movie with the lowest expectations. Never been a fan of Vince Vaughn and I knew the reviews were not kind to this film. However, this is a film that while you won't be laughing your ass off during the whole movie, it provides a few good laughters and it also has a decent story to tell. The story is simple yet it keeps you questioning yourself... what would YOU do if you caught your best friends wife cheating? Let me say, it does get childish at times and yes it might drag on a bit but it's not horrible by any means.

It's a kind of romantic comedy that can be enjoyed equally by men and women and let's just say the Bromance that is at the core of it is quite engaging. I'd say don't listen to the reviews. True, this may not be a fresh comedy nor a classic but it is well acted and it tries to avoid being cheesy, even though it may very well be at some points.


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