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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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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 follows Geneva into the bar during the hockey game and confronts her about the affair, the Chicago Blackhawks are wearing different uniforms on the televisions in the bar then they are in the live game. See more »

Quotes

Ronny Valentine: I'd like to make a toast, to Burt and Sue. Wow, 50 years. I'd like to think that something that got you through those 50 years is a little friend I'd like to call honesty.
Burt: And love.
Ronny Valentine: Yes, that, which I think goes along with love.
Cousin Betty: And similar interests.
Ronny Valentine: Excuse me, who are you?
Cousin Betty: I'm Cousin Betty.
Ronny Valentine: First?
Cousin Betty: Second.
Ronny Valentine: You see, that doesn't really qualify. Someone can have sex with their second cousin and the kid would still be fine. You can't hide from the truth because it will come back.
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COSMIC EGG
Written by Andrew Stockdale
Performed by Wolfmother
Courtesy of Modular Recordings/Universal Music Australia/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Bad just bad.
20 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Normally if you go to a movie and then discover that the Mexican food you ate is doing a number on your stomach you get disappointed that you might have to miss some of the movie while you destroy the bathroom at the theater. That was not the case with this movie. I sat through the first 15 minutes because I wanted to at least see what was going on. At the 10 minute mark I thought I was going to blow up, but I held it in while hoping something funny would happen. Another few minutes went by and I rook a step out to give the janitors something to cry about. When I came back I asked my friend if I missed anything and he said he was about to leave.

I kept watching and laughed maybe once, kind of. I couldn't believe Jennifer Connelly was in this movie and it was sooo bad. Not to mention Vince Vaughn being a funny guy but providing no laughs throughout this whole movie. I guess that worked out well though because after another 20 minutes I was ready to blow again. Had I laughed hard at any point during this movie I would've need a gallon of bleach and a trip to the laundromat. But this movie sure didn't deliver it. After my final trip to the bathroom I came back to find my friend had left. Many others in the theater left throughout the movie as well. I sat and watched the rest, but mostly because I wanted to hold still and hope my stomach settled down.


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