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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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The truth hurts. 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 played the lead in the iconic cult film Heathers (1988), a role that was written with Jennifer Connelly in mind. 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 »

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Herbert Trimpy: Those plants are poisonous!
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References Sixteen Candles (1984) See more »

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Written and Performed by The Hold Steady
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Bad just bad.
20 April 2011 | by 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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