DVD: The Dilemma

By admin
15 July 2011

Comedy drama.

2011. 111 min.

With Vince Vaughan, Kevin James, Winona Ryder and Jennifer Connelly.

Director: Ron Howard.

13LV.

Rating: 3/5

Ronny (Vaughan) discovers his best friend Nick’s (James) wife, Geneva (Ryder), is cheating on him.

Should he tell Nick? And when? They’re partners in a car design business and about to close a crucial deal, and Ronny can’t afford to have Nick freaking out. What to do?

It’s a fairly serious topic for a comedy but director Ron Howard handles it well, focusing on Ronny’s attempts at dealing with his dilemma while trying to figure out how to propose to his girlfriend, Beth (Connelly).

And Vaughan laps it up, giving one of the best turns of his career. James convinces as the stressed-out Nick, and further comedy spice is provided by Channing Tatum as Geneva’s toyboy and Queen Latifah as an eccentric business consultant.

Like Ronny and Nick’s latest design (an electric model with a sound system that makes it sound like a V8-equipped muscle car) this movie gives middle-aged angst a testosterone kick. Surprisingly entertaining.

Bonus: deleted and alternate scenes, featurette, gag reel.

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