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mitchellyoung - wrote on 09/05/2012
I'd call this "comedy" a career low for most involved. Vaughn and James have both been much funnier and both actors play rehashed versions of previous characters (Vaughn as the boisterous loudmouth and James as the slumping everyman.) A lot of blame falls on Ron Howard who directs the film into an odd gray area between slapstick comedy (Vince Vaughn falls into poison ivy) and dark drama (Kevin James' wife is cheating on him in the most meanspirited way.) The result is an uneven film that is neither funny nor particularly original when it comes to the dramatic tension. Talented actors like Queen Latifah play annoying throwaway characters and the film ends with a weird tack-on ending that has nothing to do with the main throughline whatsoever.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/05/2012
Businessman Ronny (Vaughn) and genius engineer Nick (James) got a deal to create an engine for Chrysler. Geneva (Winona Ryder) is the wife of Nick while Beth (Jennifer Connelly) is the girlfriend of Ronny. Susan Warner (Queen Latifah) manages and gives tips to Ronny and Nick. Screenplay had some iffy and cheesy lines mixed with realistic lines such as “So my point is, you can really think you know somebody, and it turns out you don’t know everything about somebody.” and “People make mistakes in life.” Soundtrack and direction were acceptable. Director could have made a conclusion for Geneva’s character and a less Hollywoodlike ending after what the group of friends had to go through. As a self confessed Winona admirer, her talents were showcased again though in a fairly …
MovieAddict - wrote on 02/08/2012
If you knew a secret that would hurt your best friend should you tell him?
Ronny Valentine (Vince Vaughn) and Nick Brannen (Kevin James) have been best friends since college. They both work as partners in an auto design firm, and after pitching a new electric car design with the aid of their consultant Susan Warner (Queen Latifah), they are given a week to build it. Things get complicated when Ronny discovers that his best friend's wife Geneva, played by Winona Ryder, is having a steamy love affair with the tattooed Channing Tatum. He is stuck between telling Nick now, who is already stressed about the new job, or waiting. He confronts Geneva with his new found knowledge but she threatens Ronny that if he tells Nick anything, she will inform him about her and Ronny's shared past. …
Rod - wrote on 05/18/2011
"The Dilemma" is a light comedy story of Ronny Valentine (Vince Vaughn) who discovers his best friend's wife having an affair with other man. With a huge business on edge at the moment, he can't decide if he must tell his best friend right away or maybe let the business done first.
This is a good one. I thought it would be waste of time watching this film, but it pulled me in from the beginning. I like how a smart guy actually struggles on this dilemma. The story is smooth. Yes, it isn't a BIG COMEDY, but the combination of humor and serious emotion was executed properly on this film. I know that most probably Tatum's and Queen Latifah's fans won't be happy with this one, but the whole casting really works for me. Very nice. This film is an "honest" one.
One part I really had fun …