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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ronny Valentine
... Nick Brannen
... Beth
... Geneva
... Zip
... Susan Warner
... Diane Popovich
... Thomas Fern
... Felix
... Burt
... Herbert Trimpy
Guy Van Swearingen ... Saul
Troy West ... Dr. Rosenstone
Laura Whyte ... Sue
... Cousin Betty
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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 USA:

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

Gross USA:

$48,475,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,721,966
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Winona Ryder won the lead female role after two auditions, beating out the likes of Kate Beckinsale, Carla Gugino and Uma Thurman. See more »

Goofs

The temperature gauge in the Charger shows the engine is warm. Electric motors dont generate heat. They also don't produce emissions so there would be no need for a muffler like the ones making the sound in the scene. 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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References Sybil (1976) See more »

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Bomb
Written by Emma Richardson, Matt Hayward, Russell Marsden
Performed by Band of Skulls
Courtesy of PSY Collective LLC
By Arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
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This is not a comedy, but that doesn't mean it wasn't good.
21 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

I think it was wrong to advertise this as a comedy. It was not. But I felt it was real. The argument that those two women wouldn't be interested in these two people is ridiculous argument. Its done in Movies all the time. But this really was NOT a comedy.

I think people are giving the movie a bad rap mainly for that reason. Not because it was a bad movie. Yes it made your stomach upset but that is because it was an uncomfortable movie.

I gave a 9 out of 10 because it wasn't perfect. But it was damn good. Vince Vaughn actually impressed me here. He usually plays an obnoxious prick. He was still kind of obnoxious but we got to see his human side as well which we don't see very often in his movies.

This movie was about the friendship of two best friends and "the dilemma" you can be put in when you find out the best friend's wife is cheating. How do you really break it to them. Its not just like a girlfriend. That may be easier to do. But a wife, and you know its gonna hurt.


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