January 13

The Dilemma

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The Dilemma (2011)

PG-13 111 min - Comedy, Drama - 13 January 2011

Longtime friends Ronny and Nick are partners in an auto-design firm. They are hard at work on a presentation for a dream project that would really launch their company. Then Ronny spots Nick's wife out with another man, and in the process of investigating the possible affair, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. As the presentation nears, Ronny agonizes over what might happen if the truth gets out.

Director:  Ron Howard
Writers:  Allan Loeb
Stars:  Kevin James, Vince Vaughn, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly, Queen Latifah, Talulah Riley, Channing Tatum, Chelcie Ross, Heidi Johanningmeier, Rebecca Spence, Grace Rex, Nathan Geist, Mimi Sagadin, Amy Morton, Eduardo N. Martinez, Rance Howard, Clint Howard, Guy Van Swearingen, Troy West, Laura Whyte, Mike McNamara, Tim Rhoze, Madison Dirks, Michael Patrick Thornton, Sandy Marshall, William Smillie, Jillian Burfete, Katie Korby, Catherine Bruzzini, Laura Cooper, Mariko Hayashi-Hall, Cheryl Hamada, Gary Houston, Wendy George, Keith Kupferer, Kevin Bigley, Christina Anthony, Philip Rayburn Smith, Elaine Robinson, Noah Jerome Schwartz, Chanté René Linwood, Kielor Roberts, Benjamin Toby Mullinkosson, Nick Brade, Michael Trnka, Karen Aldridge, Gene Honda, Brennan Buhl, William M. Connor, Christopher Meister, Charlie Hilbrant, Lupe Aguirre, Tommy Bartlett, Darlene Benigno, Jeff Botelho, DuShon Monique Brown, Joseph Canales, Stanley Coelho, Caprice Cole, David Cosey, Kelly Coughlin, Duke Czlonka, Joe DeBartolo, Shannon Edwards, Niko El Santo Zavero, Ashley-Lauren Elrod, Kelvin Felix, Jessica Starr Folger, Benjamin Toby Mullinkosson, Adam Goodell, Lisa Junco, Megan Klehr, Don Kress, Michael Kuster, Andrew Lee, Matthew LeFevour, Ashley Lobo, Bernadette Lords, Jamie Louachai, Lawrence G. Lozano, Erin Luboff, David Lunsford, Barbara Elizabeth Maleski, Dave McNulty, Samuel Meadows, José María Mendiola, Steven Hugh Nelson, Jim Nieciecki, Amanda Nye, Bryan C. Ordman, Christopher Pastenes, Carmine Perrelli, Eric Pierson, Steven James Price, Marc Radz, Porche Robinson, Rachel Rodewald, Aaron Sauerland, Walt Sloan, Jason Stebbings, January Stern, Dennis Stewart, Stephanie Swearingen, Rich Tanis, Chris D. Thomas, Will Thompson, Chas Valencia, Marilyn Volkman, James Wierzbicki, J.D. Won

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Storyline

Longtime friends Ronny and Nick are partners in an auto-design firm. They are hard at work on a presentation for a dream project that would really launch their company. Then Ronny spots Nick's wife out with another man, and in the process of investigating the possible affair, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. As the presentation nears, Ronny agonizes over what might happen if the truth gets out.


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Genres: Comedy, Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  13 January 2011

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Wild West Picture Show Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 51 min

[vc_row][vc_column][wpsm_woobox id=”47907″][/vc_column][/vc_row]by Ginger

The Dilemma is another movie that this family movie review has to include in the category of technically PG-13, but with adult content. The movie centers around the dilemma created when a man discovers that his best friendäó»s wife is having an affair. The plot centers on the best friendäó»s attempts to gain answers.

However, as expected, the plot thickens as he discovers that not only does his best friendäó»s wife have secrets, his best friend has some too. If he reveals the truth to his best friend, the main character, played by Ron Howard, will risk the biggest business opportunity of perhaps his entire life. The main character must decide whether to tell his best friend and risk the business deal or to keep quiet for the sake of money.

First of all, I could not picture my own pre-teen being even remotely interested in this movie. She would not understand the adult nuances and the complexities of the plot. These adult themes are presented in tongue in cheek manner that makes them seem to be normal adult behavior. It contains threats of violence, drinking, adultery, and allusions to incestual relationships. The MPAA agreed that adult themes were the reason for the upgrade from a PG to a PG-13. However, I would not recommend the movie for young teens. It shows adults behaving badly and presents poor role models for those trying to make their way in the world.


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