The Dilemma

The truth hurts.


The Dilemma
Two best buddies run a motor workshop together, and are about to score a huge contract. Then one of them spies his buddy's wife getting her groove on with another guy. This creates the dilemma of the title: if he tells his buddy about it, his buddy will go to pieces and they'll lose the contract. If he keeps quiet, how will their relationship, which is based on mutual trust, survive? The critics had no such dilemma in slating talented director Ron Howard for this.

113 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex).
Comedy, Drama.
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Credits

Cast
Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah
Director
Ron Howard
ScreenplayAllan Loeb
MusicLorne Balfe, Hans Zimmer
CinematographySalvatore Totino
EditingDaniel P. Hanley, Mike Hill
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byImagine Entertainment, Spyglass Entertainment, Wild West Picture Show Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageModerate, fairly frequent
NudityBrief view of male buttocks, context is sexual but not close up
SexFairly frequent, one prolonged scene, not close up, strongly implied. Mostly moderate.
ViolenceFairly frequent, bloody, realistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyInfrequent mild profanity
Drug abuseSocial alcohol use
CommentsMature themes that deal with secrets and unfaithfulness in relationships.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Boston Globe quote iconThe uneasy mix doesnt work
5
Die Burger
Laetittia Pople
10
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill
14
Box Office
Mark Keizer quote iconHere's a film that toys with its darker side, but lacks the nerve to go where the material is taking it
8
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconAmong Howard's infrequent misfires, this is one of the most disappointing.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconYou can tell The Dilemma is a dud just from watching the trailer.
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconNot horrible, but uneven and unfocused.
8
Metacritic.com
32 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
139 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt boasts a likable cast and an interesting premise, but The Dilemma can't decide what to do with them; the result is an uneven blend of cheesy slapstick and surprisingly dark comedy.
4

What the People say

Internet
2729 Netizens quote iconGreat Moments Lost in Great Opportunity
10

Average .. 42%

8

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