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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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Two best friends. Nothing could come between them... or could it? See more »

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

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14 January 2011 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,102,798 (UK) (21 January 2011)

Gross:

$48,430,355 (USA) (25 February 2011)
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The premise for the film came from producer Brian Grazer. See more »

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When Ronny jumps over the hockey barrier at the end, the bald security guard follows him jumping over the barrier twice. In the next shot he is nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Nick Brannen: Geez Ronnie, you look like a mess.
Ronny Valentine: But the sweater looks good, huh?
Nick Brannen: What happened to you?
Nick Brannen: Barfight.
Beth: A barfight? Really?
Nick Brannen: Yeah, it was a biker's bar, the Zip Bar and Grill. It's a no good dirtbag place. You want to take that off the GPS.
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References 20/20 (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

STICKS AND STONES
Written by Mr. Titus Turner, Sr.
Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of The Ray Charles Foundation
Under license from The Ray Charles Marketing Group
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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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