The Dilemma (2011)


The Dilemma tells the story of a man who finds out his best friend’s wife is cheating, and he has to decide if you should tell him or not.

Ronny has always viewed his best friend Isaac’s marriage as ideal, but when he sees her cheating on him, he loses all faith in marriage and relationships. Unfortunately, he doesn’t know the whole story, and he isn’t sure if he should tell his friend, who appears to be living in bliss with his ignorance. The situation also strains Ronny’s relationship with his girlfriend, as he isn’t sure that any relationship can work out.


The Scoop

Ron Howard is taking on a straight up comedy, which admittedly looks a lot like Hitch, especially given the inclusion of Paul Blart, I mean Kevin James. Writer Allen Loeb, who wrote my second favorite TV show about an immortal (after Highland, obviously), is coming along as a very consistent, but perhaps never great, Hollywood writer. He wrote The Switch, 21, and the latest Wall Street movie.

Who’s It For?

The film has yet to be rated, but I’m guessing PG-13.

Movie Release Date

January 14, 2011.

Who’s In It?

Channing Tatum
Winona Ryder … Geneva Backman
Jennifer Connelly
Vince Vaughn … Ronny Valentine
Kevin James … Nick
Queen Latifah … Dana

Interesting Fact

Am I the only one who thought the film would be about school because I misread the title and thought it said ‘The Diploma?’

I know what you’re thinking, and I also blame the school system.

Related Movies

The Switch, Hitch, and She’s such a B*tch, (that last one was made up, but I had a RHYME going, baby!)

What’s Good About It?

Ron Howard is a more than capable director, and I’m glad to see him do something other than Dan Brown’s latest novel. I feel he has a lot of potential in the comedy genre, which has for the most part been untapped as of late. I like his serious stuff too, but it will be nice to see a high level director take on a comedy, like when Spielberg did Catch Me if You Can.

What’s Bad About It?

Vince Vaughn, Kevin James. Yawn. I do like Winona Ryder and Jennifer Connelly, but their roles playing the love interests of these two dipshits makes me angry. To be fair, at least Winona is cheating on him, which is logical.

Our Clever Prediction

I imagine a pretty big box office. Nothing huge, but still over $100 million. The actors have enough drawing power, the concept is safe enough, and since it’s Ron Howard, I figure the studio will put some money into promotion.


  1. Reminds me of E.T. just with no alien and no phone home scene and no kid on a flying bike and no drew barrymore childish screams and no fbi agents running around with radios instead of shotguns. otherwise just like ET.

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