Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Film: The Dilemma

When Ronnie Valentine (Vince Vaughn) spots his best friend’s wife with another man he faces an awkward social quandary. Does he tell his friend (Kevin James) about it or wait until after their important business deal?

With Ron Howard (Cocoon, Happy Days) directing this was never going to be a slapstick comedy. It’s more of a humorous take on a very uncomfortable situation and as usual Howard found a part for his oddball brother Clint, who was the child star of Gentle Ben.

Vaughn’s rapid dialogue delivery is always amusing and there are some very funny scenes, most of them involving Channing Tatum in his show stealing performance as “Zip”.

If you’re expecting Wedding Crashers or Dodgeball than give this a miss but if you fancy a more thoughtful comedy with a top level cast, check it out.

Ric’s Rating: Good.     


  1. It's not funny and not very dramatic, but it still features fine performances from everybody involved. Still seems a little strange that Ron Howard would direct something like this. Good review Ric.

  2. I'm not much for the slapstick so I'll check it out.

  3. Cheers Dan, I was surprised it was Howard too. Alex I hope you enjoy it.


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