Review – The Dilemma

The Bromance is defined by Wikipedia as ‘a close but non-sexual relationship between two (or more) men, a form of homosocial intimacy’. Like the Metrosexual, this is a term that has only popped up in the last couple of years and I don’t know why guys just can’t be friends anymore, it’s now officially a bromance. In ‘The Dilemma’ Vince Vaughn plays Ronnie who is bromantically involved with Kevin James’ character Nick. When Ronnie discovers Nick’s wife Geneva (Winona Ryder) is having an affair his world is turned upside down as he struggles whether to tell him or not.

I have a feeling that since Hollywood executives head the term bromance they’ve been commissioning scriptwriters to churn out as many wacky bromantic comedies as possible and while films like ‘I Love You Man’ have hit the mark ‘The Dilemma’ does not. First up this is a Vince Vaughn film which means you have to put up with his constant babbling which is starting to get tiring, during once scene in ‘The Dilemma’ it really shines but the rest of the time it’s just plain annoying. To make matters worse ‘The Dilemma’ was directed by Ron Howard. I don’t know what dirt Vince Vaughn has on Ron Howard but it must be bad if he convinced him to make this film, at times it doesn’t even feel like it’s being directed; it’s like Vince Vaughn just set up a camera and away he went. The dialogue is terrible especially from a character played by Queen Latifa who keeps using the term ‘I got girl wood’, enough said. The support cast of Jennifer Connelly and Winona Ryder is wasted, Kevin James is Kevin James (we get it, your overweight and its looks weird when you dance) and Channing Tatum does his tough guy thing because there’s not much else he can do.

‘The Dilemma’ is for Vince Vaughn fans only but you better have a LOT of love for the guy to endure this


The Popcorn Junkie