Vince Vaughn, Kevin James and Channing Tatum in The Dilemma trailer

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

THE DILEMMA (previously titled “Cheaters”) stars Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Queen Latifah and is directed by Ron Howard.  So with that cast and that director, expectations are high for this film to not only be a funny movie, but to have heart and be well made.  With Howard at the helm, it’s not enough just to film Vince Vaughn talking fast for two hours.  The first trailer for the movie was hit and miss.  I didn’t like the opening board room speech because I feel like I’ve heard Vaughn give similar speeches a hundred times before.  But once it got to the point of the film, which is that Vaughn knows his best friend’s wife is having an affair, it seems it picked up a little bit.

I love the idea of the film and it’s a situation that I hope I never find myself in and Vaughn is the perfect comedian to pull off that awkward, uncomfortable confrontation.  The question is whether or not Ron Howard can make a good comedy since it has been a while since he’s tackled the genre successfully.  THE DILEMMA hits theaters January 14th.  Watch the trailer here.

Vince Vaughn and Kevin James in The Dilemma

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