The Dilemma parents guide

The Dilemma

Overall C

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).

Violence C+
Sexual Content C-
Profanity D+
Substance Use C-

Why is The Dilemma rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Dilemma PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving sexual content

Run Time: 110 minutes

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The Dilemma
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Dilemma rated PG-13? The Dilemma is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for mature thematic elements involving sexual content

Violence: Characters engage in fistfights on several occasions, often resulting in bloody noses or facial injuries. A man attacks another man and his car with a baseball bat.

Sexual Content: An unmarried couple undresses during a sexual encounter. Female buttock nudity is shown. Couples kiss on several occasions.

Language: An extreme sexual expletive, crude hand gestures, scatological slang, profanities and terms of Deity are used in this script as well as crude sexual terms and sexual dialogue.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man admits to being high on Oxycontin. Characters drink at home and in social settings on numerous occasions.

Other: Characters withhold the truth and lie to others. A man deals with a gambling addiction. Characters are unfaithful in their relationships.

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The Dilemma
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Nudity, Violence.
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G Not recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "The Dilemma"

Cast and Crew

The Dilemma is directed by Ron Howard and stars Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Dilemma movie is May 3, 2011. Here are some details…

The Dilemma releases to DVD and Blu-ray with the following bonus materials:

- This Is The Dilemma (Brian Grazer and Ron Howard share the story of how The Dilemma was conceived in a restaurant in Rome. Go behind the scenes with cast and crew members as they give an inside look at the making of the film both on and off set.)

- Seven deleted scenes

- Alternate ending

- Gag reel

The Dilemma on Blu-ray also includes these extras:

- Tour Chicago: Take an inside look at some of the fantastic places in Chicago that were featured in the film. Hosted by Vince Vaughn, visit the United Center, The Green Mill, Botanical Gardens and the famous architectural boat tour.

- On Ice: Join Vince Vaughn, Kevin James and Ron Howard on the ice at Chicago’s United Center the year the Blackhawk’s won the Stanley Cup and watch Ron Howard get an ice hockey lesson from Blackhawk’s star Dave Bolland.

- Seven more deleted scenes

- BD-Live

- pocket BLU

- My Movies: Consumers can instantly stream a free bonus movie of their choice or choose to rent a variety of Universal favorites including Meet the Parents, Fast and Furious, Mamma Mia! and Coraline.

- My scenes


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Ronny frequently repeats Coach Herb Brooks’ famous quote from the hockey movie Miracle; “Great moments… are born from great opportunity.”