As an important presentation nears, a business partner (Vince Vaughn) agonizes over whether to tell his associate and friend (Kevin James) that he saw the man's wife out with another guy.
" The January movie burial ground claims another victim. RIP. "
" Perhaps the late Blake Edwards could have found a balance between slapstick and psychodrama, but Ron Howard can't get the pacing right, and Allan Loeb's script is even wordier than the one he wrote for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. "
" The Dilemma never stops being a movie, and never starts being a good one. "
" It lacks faith in its story, characters and audience. "
" Bromances being what they are, Vince's sharp pang of disappointment might have been worth pursuing but, Ron Howard being who he is, not a chance. "
" The script by Allan Loeb careens all over the place without ever coming to rest on anything interesting. "
" Let's have a toast for Vince Vaughn, shall we? "
" Torn between establishing itself as a bromantic comedy or a relationship potboiler, the movie meets the requirements of neither. It is unsatisfying in general. "
" Who ever thought that Ron Howard could make a cult film? This movie is a mess, but it's an intelligent and affecting mess. "
" There's no "Dilemma" here at all - just a simple disappointment. "
" A very poor effort from a talented group of people, this is a terrible movie wrapped in a glossy package. "
" The filmmakers just don't know what to do about the ladies. "
" Can we ever truly know someone? Can we even answer the question? Probably not, but The Dilemma gets credit for trying. "
" Dilemma rests on the same structural foundation as episodes of Three's Company, when Mr. Roper thought he heard shenanigans through the kitchen door. A simple conversation would clear things up. "
" As cumbersome and drawn out as a slowly deflating tire, this cinematic collision between Vaughn's celebrated funny-surly persona and Howard's earnest pedigree is a bore -- and a serious miscalculation. "
" ...this is quite a bit more engaging and emotionally challenging than one had much reason to expect. "
" What "The Dilemma" ultimately does best is create a platform for Vaughn to drag that iconic character of his into full-blown adulthood. "
" While Vaughn proves he's still got the fast-talking bravado that makes him so bewilderingly watchable, neither his quick wit nor his chemistry with Kevin James can transform "The Dilemma" into the gold standard of buddy comedies. "
" There is much to say about the love that, except in comedies, dare not speak its name - the kind between straight men. "The Dilemma" says enough of it to be interesting. "
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