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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 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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The premise for the film came from co-Producer Brian Grazer. 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 just saw my best friend's wife with another man. I'll send you a check.
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Connections

Referenced in The Wolfpack (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Sticks and Stones
Written by Titus Turner (as Mr. Titus Turner, Sr.)
Performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of The Ray Charles Foundation
Under license from The Ray Charles Marketing Group
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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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