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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.

Director:

Ron Howard

Writer:

Allan Loeb
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Cast

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 ... Felix
Rance Howard ... Burt
Clint Howard ... Herbert Trimpy
Guy Van Swearingen Guy Van Swearingen ... Saul
Troy West 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 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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

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Official site | Official site [Spain] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Vince Vaughn Project See more »

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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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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Working titles included "Cheaters" and "What You Don't Know". See more »

Goofs

In Robby's presentation, Ronny refers to two rival electric cars that are uncool. He show a picture of a Smart ForTwo that he incorrectly calls a Nissan Spin and a picture of a Toyota Prius he incorrectly identifies as a Chevrolet Footprint. See more »

Quotes

Ronny Valentine: I'm not a marriage counselor! I don't want to be a marriage counselor!
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References Deep Throat (1972) See more »

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Written by Mike Chapman (as Mike Chapman), Holly Knight
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bleh
15 January 2011 | by bethie0365See all my reviews

OK..OK..it wasn't 'awful', but it wasn't OH MY GAWD this is great either. The Dilemma is presented as a conflict that Vince Vaughn has when he sees his best friend and business partner's wife having an affair. Coulda , shoulda, woulda been a different movie had the following happened: 1. Winonna Ryder...isn't in the movie 2. Kevin James ..had more comedy rather than 'engineering' skills 3. Winonna and Kevin were 2 different actors that were the married couple in this flick AND, 4. they stuck to the storyline and stopped adding countless subplots that have no impact on the movie or the comedy or the acting.

This movie had a lot of potential, it just didn't produce it.

Vince and Jennifer were acceptable as an unwed committed couple but there wasn't enough balance between comedy and drama. I went into this expecting comedy and got more drama. It just wasn't Vince's best work, nor was it Ron's.

Even the 'other man' (who's name escapes me) was just too far fetched to wrap my mind around in character. He was over he top. If he was like the guy from the Richard Gere, Dianne Lane movie, then it'd be more believable.

I'm just not sure what I watched tonight. Vince had his typically banter and rhetoric in some scenes, but the movie was just too heavy and too over the top with story lines for me to count...or to recommend.

I also didn't like Queen L in this...she overacted her scenes and her character just didn't seem to fit in enough to make it worth her paycheck. This is the same actress that got the Oscar nod for Chicago...completely overacting in this movie.

I'd definitely wait for the DVD..as a rental. You will only want to see it once..


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