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The Dilemma (2011)

PG-13 | | 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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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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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Cheaters  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,816,230, 16 January 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,475,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,721,966
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Filmed entirely in Chicago. Indeed, that was where the film had its world premiere. See more »

Goofs

When Nick is shown simulating the reving up the car to display their finished product, the water/engine temperature gauge should not even be present since it is supposed to be an electric vehicle made to sound like a gas powered (V8) muscle car by way of a sound system in which these two (Ronny & Nick) have been developing for the automaker, thus the temperature gauge wouldn't be present. See more »

Quotes

Susan Warner: I feel like I'm your Deep Throat. Have you seen that movie?
Ronny Valentine: All the President's Men?
Susan Warner: No, Deep Throat.
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References Sybil (1976) See more »

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ONE WEEK OF DANGER
Written and Performed by The Virgins
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Not Much Of A Dilemma As The Right Option Is Obvious
11 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

How could one go wrong with a cast like Jennifer Connelly, Vince Vaughn, Winona Ryder, Kevin James and Queen Latifah? While 'The Dilemma' isn't among the worst movies, it's still a big disappointment. The premise doesn't promise a classic but it sounded funny and since Vaughn and James were involved, I expected to laugh and with Ryder and especially Connelly, I expected some substance. 'The Dilemma' is a complete failure where substance is concerned. It did make me laugh on a few (very few occasions). Plot holes are very apparent and I also thought it was ridiculous how the story was making Ryder's Geneva to look like the villain when her husband is equally to be blamed for the same. In addition, the story deviates in the last half hour only to head further downhill. Vince Vaughn's Ronny is more vulnerable than the characters he usually plays and he does a good job. Kevin James's Nick suffers from poor writing. It's good to see Winona Ryder back in a meaty role (even though it was a small part). Luminous beauty and immensely talented Jennifer Connelly is criminally wasted. Ditto for the voluptuous Queen Latifah.


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