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The Dilemma

What would you do if you knew the wife (Winona Ryder) of your best friend (Kevin James) was having an affair? In this comedy, to tell or not to tell is the dilemma facing Ronny Valentine (Vince Vaughn). Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 14 Jan 2011
Video Release: 03 May 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Does Ronny have a responsibility to tell Nick what is happening? Are there situations where a person has no business in becoming involved? Under similar circumstances, would you tell you’re friend? How would you do it? Is it fair for Ronny to play the role of honesty cop considering his own past and present actions?

What effect do you think Internet surfing and gaming has on productivity at work? Does it provide a mental break for employees or can it be an excessive waste of time?

This script has a double standard when it comes to female and male infidelity. Would the story be stronger if both genders were found equally guilty? Is there justification given for the marriage problems? What do you think Geneva finds attractive about Zip?

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