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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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Ron Howard

Writer:

Allan Loeb
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Ronny Valentine
Kevin James ... Nick Brannen
Jennifer Connelly ... Beth
Winona Ryder ... Geneva
Channing Tatum ... Zip
Queen Latifah ... Susan Warner
Amy Morton ... Diane Popovich
Chelcie Ross ... Thomas Fern
Eduardo N. Martinez Eduardo N. Martinez ... Felix
Rance Howard ... Burt
Clint Howard ... Herbert Trimpy
Guy Van Swearingen Guy Van Swearingen ... Saul
Troy West ... Dr. Rosenstone
Laura Whyte Laura Whyte ... Sue
Grace Rex ... Cousin Betty
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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 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 catches 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 his own secrets. With the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide whether to reveal the truth to his best friend. Written by Universal Pictures

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The truth hurts. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At the hockey game Geneva gets a text message notification and she turns to answer it. In the next shot she again turns to answer it. See more »

Quotes

Ronny Valentine: I'm not a marriage counselor! I don't want to be a marriage counselor!
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Detroit Rock City
Written by Robert Ezrin (as Bob Ezrin), Paul Stanley
Performed by KISS
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not Much Of A Dilemma As The Right Option Is Obvious
11 May 2011 | by ChrysanthepopSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Vince Vaughn Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Detroit, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,816,230, 16 January 2011

Gross USA:

$48,475,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,721,966
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2.35 : 1
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