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.
Partners in business and best mates Vaughn and James do everything together. Which makes life a little difficult when Vaughn spots James' wife playing tonsil hockey in an oversized garden centre.
The rest of the film works around should he/shouldn't he keep the secret etc.
A couple of decent laughs but nothing great.
My lady wood is still strong.
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.
What the hell is this? In my eyes it is crap. but I ended up with a smile on my face.
DVD: This movie is even worse than the poster.
I do believe this movie is supposed to be a comedy but some would be led to think it is a drama due to its lack of laughs.
I enjoyed the casting of Winona Ryder and Channing Tatum, who is very funny in one scene.
The rest is quite terrible.
Oh my. Just SO awful.
This was a great film to take a girl I liked to. Did not feel bad at all making out and missing out on what ever was happening on-screen.
Actors make it for me
I had no intention of watching this until I saw that it was directed by Ron Howard. It turns out that he can make the premise of an average rom-com pretty decent. Combining Vince Vaughn and Kevin James could have gone either way, but it's a good comedy for them both. On screen partners Winona Ryder and Jennifer Connelly add some decent drama, too.
Ron Howard is a very skilled director who in my opinion excels at the art of storytelling. He makes good films great and average films good. This is a bad film he made average. Vince Vaughn plays Vince Vaughn and Kevin James plays Kevin James. Not bad per se, however you have to like those guys a lot to make this film worthwhile, and while I sometimes like Kevin James, I rarely enjoy watching Vince Vaughn. So this is a strange choice to watch. I picked it because of everyone except Vaughn and it was just about decent enough. Still, I would have enjoyed it a lot more without Vaughn...
História ruim, personagens ruins, comédia ruim. Tão ruim que ninguém nem ao menos se lembra que este filme, dirigido pelo aclamado Ron Howard, existe.
Daria uma péssima série de comédia.
- Night on Earth
- Edward Scissorhands
- Night of the Dribbler
- Pete's Dragon
- I´ll Never Die Alone
- Cinderella Man
- A Beautiful Mind
- Apollo 13
Howard is, in my opinion, one of the finest directors working today. Workmanlike, energetic, and very strong in effective bio-pics,…