Monday, January 31, 2011

Movie Monday - Raging Lady Wood

The Dilemma

Written by: Allan Loeb

Directed by: Ron Howard

Released: January 14, 2011 by Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13

Summary: A man finds out that what you don't say to a friend is just as important as what you do is this story of how far you can bend a brotherly bond before it snaps. Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vaughn) and happily married Nick (James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. Ronny's girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick's wife, Geneva (Ryder), are by their sides. But Ronny's world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves into mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide what will happen if he reveals the truth to his best friend.

The best parts of this movie are the scenes with Queen Latifah and Channing Tatum; they almost made me wet myself while in the theatre and my cheeks hurt well after the movie was over. Sure, Vaughn and James were funny, but at times it seemed as though they were trying too hard with the comedy.

There was really nothing special about this movie. It had a good ensemble cast and it has its comedic moments, but I wouldn’t have missed out on anything if I hadn’t of gone to see it. To be honest, it wasn’t even the first choice movie, but it was playing at the right time and neither my friend nor I had seen it. And while I don’t regret watching it, it’s definitely a movie that I should have rented and not spent that much money on.

Overall, it would be a good date night movie for a first date but maybe wait until it’s on DVD. I give it a 6/10.

Oh, and the post title would make sense if/when you've seen the movie. It's part of Queen Latifah's lines and it made me laugh so hard.

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