Universal Pictures | Release Date: January 14, 2011
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francescoNov 13, 2011
I believe that there was too much criticism towards a very good comedy,certainly better than other comedies sold as great(take The holiday for example).The dilemma features a great cast,an interesting story and a really good direction.HowI believe that there was too much criticism towards a very good comedy,certainly better than other comedies sold as great(take The holiday for example).The dilemma features a great cast,an interesting story and a really good direction.How could this comedy have gained so much haters is beyond my comprehension.Ronny(Vince Vaughn)and Nick(Kevin James)are best friends working on a ambitious project as auto designers that would launch their company.But Ronny discovers Geneva(Winona Ryder),wife of Nick,cheating on him with another man.So he has to find how to tell his best friend about the unexpected truth. Ron Howard is not new to comedy territory(Splash for example)and in my opinion he manages to entertain the audience.The movie boasts really hilarious moments and good reflections on friendship and marriage with a light tone that is natural for comedy.Even if there are few predictable aspects I enjoyed the movie for what it is.I think that critics and audience missed the point because I've seen not so much good comedies about that. Vince Vaughn is the heart and the soul of the movie.I found him really good and I believe that he is an underrated actor.They should give him more opportunities to show his abilities. Kevin James is adequate to his role that is not too demanding. Jennifer Connelly has a pointless role as the Ronnie's girlfriend.Don't get me wrong.I think she is a really amazing actress and she plays well here.But her role is a bit useless except her mission to make Ronnie a more honest man about what's happening . Winona Ryder has the juiciest and the more complex role as the cheating wife.She was exceptional and mesmerizing.She proved why she deserves to be still today a leading actress and not to be pushed only in supporting roles and little parts. She embodies not a stereotyped character but a selfish,occasionally nasty but with a soul within the surface woman.I hope this will be a comeback for her. So good story, good direction, good script and a perfect cast.My vote is 7/10 Expand
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NJWolfgangSep 24, 2011
What happened to this film is that people saw Vince Vaughn and Kevin James and made an assumption that it was going to be typical of the work they've done previously which is routine small screen sitcom. This is the first time I've watchedWhat happened to this film is that people saw Vince Vaughn and Kevin James and made an assumption that it was going to be typical of the work they've done previously which is routine small screen sitcom. This is the first time I've watched Vince Vaughn and actually appreciated his talent. He was truly suited for this role and Kevin James matched him. Ryder and Connelly were truly regulated to back seats in this piece but they rode quite well. This isn't or wasn't intended to be some slap stick roll on the floor grab your sides slap stick crap. Ron Howard had a story and a dilemna he wanted to explore and he did it well. It not a great film but it's not a bad either and it's perfect for a cold winter night when you just want to sit back and watch something entertaining while you relax. Expand
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Forrestgump1Feb 14, 2011
"Vince Vaughn and Kevin James are great together and Dilemma proves to be a funny and corky , but at times feels more like a drama as opposed to a comedy. Some Laughs fall flat , and the screenplay is awful but still lived up to my expectations" .. B
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tdkDallasJan 18, 2011
I was surprised at how good this movie was. I was expecting the usual goofy crap that these two (Vaughn & James) are usually in, but it was much better. Also, luckily, Connelly and Ryder are there to class up the movie (and are both way tooI was surprised at how good this movie was. I was expecting the usual goofy crap that these two (Vaughn & James) are usually in, but it was much better. Also, luckily, Connelly and Ryder are there to class up the movie (and are both way too good (and beautiful) for their men). The only downside was Tatum's character (little too much). I say, trust in Howard and go see it. Expand
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