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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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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

Gross USA:

$48,475,290

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,721,966
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During shooting in the United Center for the "Shoot the Puck" scene, Kevin James actually made it into the net while practicing for the scene. The extras in the United Center erupted with "Chelsea Dagger" to commemorate his accomplishment. See more »

Goofs

When Ronny jumps over the hockey barrier at the end, the bald security guard follows him jumping over the barrier twice. In the next shot he is nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Camera Clerk: What kind of birds will you be shooting?
Ronny Valentine: Unfaithful ones.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.174 (2011) See more »

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Tough material to make fun of
18 September 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Ronny Valentine (Vince Vaughn) is Nick Brannen's (Kevin James) best friend from college and partner in their own auto design firm. Ronny has girlfriend Beth (Jennifer Connelly), and Nick is happily married to Geneva (Winona Ryder). Then Ronny spies Geneva making out with another man.

This is probably the worst Ron Howard movie I've ever seen. I don't know what the original intention was. Is cheating in a marriage really slapstick comedy material? Vince Vaughn and Kevin James could be a funny team in another movie. I just can't tell as I worry about what's going on in that marriage. If you're making fun of this material, you'd have to go dark. Neither guy is that great at dark comedies and Ron Howard is the last person to direct that.


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