The Dilemma

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In Ron Howard’s The Dilemma, Vince Vaughn plays Ronny, a fast-talking ex-gambler who’s about to land an engine production deal with his best friend Nick (Kevin James). When he sees Nick’s wife kissing another man, he’s faced with the decision of whether to keep it from Nick and feel guilty or tell him and risk jeopardizing their business venture. Complicating matters are secrets that Ronny himself holds in his past, and the potential loss of trust between him, his friend and Ronny’s fiance.

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Some of The Dilemma’s content is raw and mature, as it deals with a cheating spouse. Yet ClearPlayed, the cheating is limited to kissing, as a scene of more intense fooling around is cut. Nearly 90 instances of profanity are also trimmed, including bawdy references, two hand gestures, and sporadic swearing. Still, themes of infidelity may make it a tough viewing for some family members.

What’s the Dilemma with choosing this movie?…

Ron Howard is a terrific story-teller, and The Dilemma has some interesting elements of making moral decisions in difficult situations. Perhaps the biggest dilemma is casting Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, because it implies the movie is a raucous comedy. Instead, it plays more like a serious movie with some comic character moments. The script may get sidetracked now and again, but fans of Vaughn and James should be satisfied.

Marty Nabhan— ClearPlay Truth-Teller

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving sexual content.; 111 min; Directed by Ron Howard
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