My most watched movie of all time is Heathers but that is surprisingly not the film that made me fall…
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
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. Ronny spots Nick's wife out with another man and in the process of investigating the possible affair he learns Nick has a few secrets of his own. As the presentation nears, Ronny agonizes over what might happen if the truth gets out. that's all.
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.
Everything is wrong with this movie. Literally, every small thing about it and the overall that it adds up to is fucking wrong. The characters are boring and fratty with nobody trying at all. Nobody has any chemistry. It just feels like you’re a fly on the wall watching angry wasps bicker. Ew.
AND IT’S NOT FUCKING FUNNY. AT ALL. It doesn’t even try. It’s listed as a comedy. It says “HILARIOUS” in big, red letters across the box and it stars famous comedians Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. That alone should tell you that it’s probably at least going to attempt humor and/or jokes, but it doesn’t. Not once. This movie substitutes jokes and funny premises for fast talking…
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…
Well... This wasn't funny at all.
When a supposed comedy lacks a single laugh, there is surely room for concern. Vince Vaughn does have his ok dramatic moments, though, as he deliberates on whether to let his best friend, played by James, that he is being cheated on by his wife. Ultimately, this is a boring film, with characters that are difficult to connect to.
Typical Vince Vaughn film.
Tapi sutradaranya Ron Howard (Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Rush). Lagi capek bikin film serius kayaknya.
Screen 4, Seat M16
A mess of a movie.
- Night on Earth
- Edward Scissorhands
- Night of the Dribbler
- Pete's Dragon
- I´ll Never Die Alone
- The Deer Hunter
- Soylent Green
- The Pope Must Die
- Black Eagle
Germans really like to spice up English movie titles. And with spicing up, I mean ruining them.
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