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 one is excruciatingly bad. What on earth was Ron Howard thinking? It doest work on any level. Not as a comedy, or thriller, or drama.
Two friends have found themselves in a dilemma... Punky's dilemma: "Wish I was a Kellogg's Corn Flake, floating in my bowl, takin' movies." Yeah, the friends in question aren't Simon & Garfunkel, although this film is about as surrealistic as "Punky's Dilemma", based solely on the fact that it's Ron Howard following all of his deep, heavy dramatic epics with a silly comedy... something that he, you know, has never made in his entire career as a filmmaker. Seriously though, Howard's preceding comedy (2000's "The Grinch") was far enough back for this to pretty much be his "A Good Year", except instead of getting his and Ridley Scott's mutual buddy Russell Crowe, he got the awesomely talented and respectable thespians Vince…
Ugly men with unrealistic wives.
I accidently watched this film because it was on TV and couldn't decide what to do. Well, I didn't like it that much and won't recommend it.
Esforzado e interesante intento de Ron Howard por asomarse a un cine comercial “de personajes” –es manido pero obligado situar a James L. Brooks como referente- cuyos resultados están lejos de la loable propuesta.
Parte importante de la culpa la tiene la elección de la pareja masculina protagonista. Con Vaughn implicado en la producción, era de temer un vehículo para su lucimiento. Y lo hay. El vehículo, no el lucimiento. Algún día las facultades estudiarán el éxito de este intérprete tan llamativamente poco dotado. A su lado, el también anodino Kevin James poco puede hacer. Apunte importante: el cine “de personajes” no es nada si no se apoya en buenos actores.
Tan formulista y previsible como inofensiva.
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.
Germans really like to spice up English movie titles. And with spicing up, I mean ruining them.
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