Jennifer Connelly's new movie 'The Dilemma', which stars Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, looks set to take around $20 million at the box-office once the US four-day weekend is over, reports MTV News. Vaughn's last romantic comedies, 'The Break Up', 'Four Christmases' and 'Couple's Retreat' all took more than $30 million on release but 'The Dilemma' is said to have been harmed by the hype surrounding Seth Rogen movie 'The Green Hornet', reports MTV News.
Connelly plays the girlfriend of Vaughn's character 'Ronny Valentine' who together face a 'Dilemma' after they find out that their friend's wife, played by Winona Ryder, is having an affair. The movie is directed by Ron Howard and despite an initial buzz surrounding its release, it has so far received lukewarm reviews. The New York Post notes the "absurd situations" in which the characters find themselves a part off, adding, "The movie is much like a really long beer commercial, but a really dark one." The Houston Chronicle praises Vaughn's performance in particular, saying that he effectively "deploys his knack for high-grade Woody Allen nattering as a kind of verbal battering ram" and The New York Times concludes, "The movie is not all that deep, but it does go further than many of its kind in acknowledging the hurt and difficulty that are the deep wellsprings of any comedy worthy of the name".
'The Dilemma' is set to hit cinemas in the UK on Friday (21st January 2011) before having a full European release on the 27th January.