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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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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

Ron Howard's first comedy since How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). 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

Ronny Valentine: Nick, great moments come from great opportunities. And that's what you've earned here today. It's what you've earned here today.
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Connections

References Deep Throat (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Howlin' for You
Written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick J. Carney (as Patrick Carney)
Performed by The Black Keys
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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27 January 2011 | by rawvibesSee all my reviews

Ronny and Nick have been best friends since college. The two are partners in their own auto design firm; their big dream comes true when they land a big deal with Chrysler. Nick has found a way to make an electric car sound and feel like a muscle car. Ronny's life has now turned for the worst when he catches Nick's wife cheating with another man. So does he tell his best friend about the other man, or should he wait until the Chrysler presentation is over. Vince Vaughn's character over shot itself. It was just too much Vince. Jennifer Connelly gorgeous as usual. You caught your best friend's wife cheating, but to stretch this topic for a movie for a 1 hr. 58 min was just way to long. Not enough funny parts to compensate for the boring slow pace of the film. Constant yada yada's. Not one of Ron Howard's best films. Soft 3 stars out of 5


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