The Dilemma Reviews

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September 6, 2020
One can see hints of the brilliant dark comedy this film could have been.
August 25, 2017
To its credit, The Dilemma treats the complicated tensions and sadnesses and joys of relationships with far more nuance than most modern comedies.
September 28, 2012
The Dilemma is quite enjoyable until its characters stop behaving like rational adults and start acting like they've just realised they've got a film to finish.
November 18, 2011
Shockingly dark, the focus of "The Dilemma" is less about cheap laughs and more about the absurd humor of existential loneliness.
September 1, 2011
The story may wander, and bears none of Howard's usual hallmarks, but the talent involved ensures The Dilemma offers more than just your average date movie.
August 16, 2011
This film is familiar territory to director Howard ("Parenthood") but, as always, he finds a way to get the right performances from his actors...
May 16, 2011
An intriguing marital dramedy that rides the line between great and awful, often undone by lazy editing.
March 4, 2011
Surely this balancing act involving both heartbreak and humor will polarize those who would prefer that the film stick to one or the other.
February 10, 2011
The male leads look comfortable in roles that approximate to their usual comic personas and each deliver chuckle-worthy moments.
February 6, 2011
There are some laughs and pleasures to be found here.
January 24, 2011
The film isn't without its flaws - it's inconsistent, and characters seem to drop in and out - but its serious treatment of its characters and their problems makes it much better than it probably has any right to be.
January 24, 2011
Who ever thought that Ron Howard could make a cult film? This movie is a mess, but it's an intelligent and affecting mess.
January 21, 2011
A not so bad bromance.
January 18, 2011
The tone flits, sometimes uncomfortably, from Vaughn-fuelled laugh-fest to relationship drama, but it's a winner compared to many of the clunkly comedies out there.
January 16, 2011
Allan Loeb's sharp script throws up enough complications and smartly rounds out the characters... to ensure the tension is sustained without upsetting the juggling act of laughs and life lessons.
January 16, 2011
Ron Howard delivers an unconventional romantic comedy that's actually about something.
January 16, 2011
A surprisingly honest take on relationships with terrific performances by the four leads. A shame it has been mis-advertised as a wacky comedy, because it is much better than that.
January 15, 2011
Catch your best friend's significant other cheating do you confront them? Ignore it? Or like Ron Howard, make your dilemma into a two-hour comedy and name it The Dilemma.
January 15, 2011
If you're in the mood for some Vince Vaughn fast talking that's better than average, The Dilemma will work for you.
January 15, 2011
The Dilemma for audiences is whether they would appreciate this slight, threadbare film but for the indefatigable energy of Vince Vaughn?
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