The Dilemma

I watched “The Dilemma” the other night…and laughed! What can I say…Vince Vaughn and Kevin James are a fun pairing in this Chicago-set movie directed by Ron Howard. The story centers around a two guys who’ve been best friends since college and now are business partners trying to pull off a mega business deal. Vaughn is still single, while James is “happily” married. Well, as it turns out, James goes into workaholic mode and his wife, played by Winona Ryder, starts looking for love in other places… Now Vaughn who is preparing himself to propose to his girlfriend (Jennifer Connelly) inadvertently sees Winona fooling around with a hot young thing (Channing Tatum) and from there, “The Dilemma” begins. In true Vince Vaughn form, we are treated to his effortless ramblings and rants, make-believe stories and unassuming charm. It’s pretty funny to see how he handles the situation and it’s easy to put yourself in his shoes, because we’ve all been there at one point in our lives. On the one hand, it’s your BFF of course you need to say something, but sometimes there’s more than meets the eye and just when is it the RIGHT time to say something? And — please, don’t kill the messenger! Needless to say, “The Dilemma” starts affecting Vaughn’s behavior toward everyone around him and leads to several random and uncomfortably (funny) scenarios. I’d say this film is what you expect it to be, and it’ll be a fun trip to the theater.

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