My most watched movie of all time is Heathers but that is surprisingly not the film that made me fall…
Two best friends. Nothing could come between them... or could it?
Longtime friends Ronny and Nick are partners in an auto-design firm. They are hard at work on a presentation for a dream project that would really launch their company. Then Ronny spots Nick's wife out with another man, and in the process of investigating the possible affair, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. As the presentation nears, Ronny agonizes over what might happen if the truth gets out.
The only dilemma I experienced was finding the motivation to finish this turd.
No dilemma whatsoever.
Occasionally, I embrace the idea of watching a film that I assume will be bad, just to see for myself on the outside chance that I end up getting some semblance of enjoyment out of it. This happened last night/this morning when I, or I should say my wife, stumbled upon The Dilemma on television. "Nothing else is on" she says, to justify the decision after I gave her the look of disapproval, so I decided to jump on board as well.
You see, this was the eve of our only child going off to her first day of Kindergarten, and that blend of nerves and genuine time moves too fast sadness made a mindless comedy seem like the right…
To borrow a line from my one of my favorite SNL sketches, I'm not sure this legally qualifies as a comedy.
But I'm not sure it wants to be. It's more a drama starring comedy actors than an actual comedy. There are a few deliberately humorous scenes involving Channing Tatum as this scuzzy home-wrecker, but mostly this is a much darker movie than I expected, with Vince Vaughn essentially stalking and intimidating his best friend's wife after he discovers she's been unfaithful.
This kind of reminded me, in an inferior way, of THE BREAK-UP, another Vaughn movie with comic trappings and a surprisingly bleak perspective. I think that movie's much more successful -- more confident in exactly what it wants to be -- but I have to admit I found this movie a lot more interesting than I expected, even if only in a what-the-hell-were-they-thinking sort of way.
Whaaaaaaaaaat? Ron Howard directed this tripe? I'm not a fan of all his films but this? This is sub par film making that'll blot his C.V. for some time to come.
I don't even know what the point of the film was, its plot is all over the place never establishing what it wants to be. Is it about being a good friend? Not being a liar? Being supportive? It's a rom-com without the rom and a lads movie without the raunchiness.
I remember when Vince Vaughn was in Swingers, you'd never think it now.
Really Ron Howard, shame on you.
This was so painful to endure!
This wasn't as bad as I was expecting it to be. It's not quite the typical wacky Kevin James vehicle, but Vince Vaughn manages to bring nothing new to the table.
The overall storyline seems contrived seeing as most normal friends would definitely tell each other about any matters as big as the one presented in here. So the real dilemma should be questioning why Vince Vaughns character is such a dodgy friend.
The Dilemma also feels out of place in Ron Howard's directorial filmography, but is still not an entirely bad time. It's just pretty average.
This was more dramatic than I was expecting. I thought it was a comedy. There were some comedic elements but I'd classify it as a drama rather than a comedy. But anyway, it was decent.
I will say that this is typical movie to divide the audience! There will be people loving it and other which will hate it... depending on expectations! I went to see it without expectations and I was surprised... pleasantly! It as a comedy with lots of clichés but those were used accordingly and smoothly by the director Ron Howard. Vince Vaughn and Kevin James definitely enjoyed working with each other and they passed that enjoyment and chemistry to the film viewers... to those who liked the film!
The Dilemma continues "Vaughn's interest in tackling the dark areas of relationships", following The Break-Up (2006) and Couples Retreat (2009). But the darker moments were omitted from the final edit thanks to the…
Starts off promising but deflates into a series of improbable, unfunny, unbelievable situations. There may be a good funny dark comedy somewhere with this premise, however this is not it.
This was so painful to endure!
Not good...thanks USA. Channing Tatum is probably the only good thing about this movie.
To keep secrets or to tell?
5/10: Pretty heavy and sombre as I assume it is a light-hearted buddy comedy flick therefore it's not really recommended to watch with your love ones.
My review -- this film is now on Blu-Ray and in my opinion this film was very lucky indeed to scrape its budget back plus less than a million dollars profit, so in actual reality from a financial standpoint this project was one of the kind of titles that the financial backers could and should wipe their perspiration from their foreheads and let out a sigh of relief. The comedy style is somewhat difficult to decipher in the sense of an example is this character joking or is it in the script? But even when the project chooses to be funny, it usually has this massive buildup with a small payoff, so there were many times where I was asking…
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