Vince Vaughn stars in 'The Dilemma': movie review
Vince Vaughn plays a man who discovers his best friend's wife is having an affair. Designed to be a comedy, 'The Dilemma,' starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James and Jennifer Connelly, is more of a goofball melodrama with unfunny slapstick.
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Vince Vaughn is paired with Kevin James in â€śThe Dilemma,â€ť a movie that Ron Howard probably wishes he could delete from his filmography. Itâ€™s being promoted as a goofball comedy but itâ€™s more like a goofball melodrama interlaced with unfunny slapstick.
Vaughnâ€™s Ronny and Jamesâ€™s Nick are longtime friends and partners in an autodesign firm. Ronnyâ€™s girlfriend, played by Jennifer Connelly, is waiting for him to pop the question but sheâ€™s not too pushy about it.
When Ronny accidentally catches Nickâ€™s wife (Winona Ryder) canoodling with another man, he becomes obsessed with telling his buddy about it. Why he thinks this is such a great idea is anybodyâ€™s guess.
The script by Allan Loeb careens all over the place without ever coming to rest on anything interesting. Grade: D+ (Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving sexual content.)
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