Doesn’t everyone want a friend like Vince Vaughn? Sure, he’s the life of the party who never turns down the opportunity to start a fraternity or engage in a illegal gang fighting, but would he tell you if your wife is cheating on you? Eh, that depends. In The Dilemma, directed by Ron Howard, Vaughn and Kevin James are co-workers and best friends. They support each other in big meetings, suffer through the odd musings of Queen Latifah, and even go on double dates with their perfect spouses (Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder) together. But Vaughn quickly learns that James’ “perfect” marriage is on the verge of falling apart when he catches his wife with Channing Tatum. (Disclaimer: While some at PopWatch believe Kevin James to be a total hottie, he’s totally out of his league here when compared to the tanned, tattooed Tatum. Sorry, Kev.) Unsure of what to do, Vaughn resorts to soliciting strangers about ways to handle this (typing James an anonymous note and sticking it in his dresser drawer doesn’t seem to be one of them. Guess he doesn’t watch Jersey Shore), learning the various meanings of the “guy code,” and getting some nasty-looking rash in the process. Take a look and tell us what you think.
The Dilemma is scheduled to hit theaters in January 2011. Considering Howard’s last feature film was the Oscar-nominated Frost/Nixon, is anyone else a little surprised to see this as his follow-up? Or given his success with Funny or Die videos, is doing something lighter the right move?