On the heels of the first trailer for Ron Howard’s “The Dilemma”, the studio has quickly released a second, slightly longer one. Why, you ask? Well, in the first trailer, Vince Vaughn’s character uses the word “gay” to describe hybrid cars. That, apparently, offended gay activists everywhere. Or at least, in the media, including some tender dude on CNN, whose tender ears were viciously scarred for life, it would appear. Here’s the new trailer, which doesn’t necessarily offer anything new, though it is about 30 seconds longer, and Winona Ryder’s character is a bit more bitchy. Also, there’s this: if you were never a fan of Vince Vaughn’s brand of comedy, you should probably stay very, very far away from “The Dilemma”, cause man, it is HEAVILY Vince Vaughn-centric.
Vince Vaughn and Kevin James headline an all-star comedy from director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer about a man who finds out that what you don’t say to a friend is just as important as what you do. Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum and Queen Latifah join them in The Dilemma, a 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. With Ronny’s girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick’s wife, Geneva (Ryder), by their sides, they’re unbeatable. 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 his world into comic 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 how and when he will reveal the truth to his best friend.
Starring Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah and directed by Ron Howard.
Offending everyone except the delicate gay population January 14, 2011.