Vince Vaughn and Kevin James Have a Big Gay Problem in the Dilemma Trailer
"Ladies and gentleman, electric cars are gay." So says Vince Vaughn's character at the beginning of the trailer for Ron Howard's new relationship comedy, The Dilemma. Not that kind of gay, just gay. You see... um. Huh. Here's just a guess: The dilemma for Universal will be in explaining this trailer to GLAAD.
Vaughn stars as Ronny, a Chicago salesman who is partners with his cuckold-ready best friend, Isaac (Kevin James). Good thing, too, since Isaac's wife (Winona Ryder) is secretly having an affair with a young, tattooed hottie (Channing Tatum). Naturally, Ronny finds out and winds up facing the titular dilemma: How do you tell your best friend that his wife is cheating on him?
The tone deaf opening aside, The Dilemma doesn't look that bad -- especially when compared to recent Vaughn entries into this genre, like Couples Retreat -- but something feels a bit off. Perhaps that's because of course James is the one with the cheating wife and not Vaughn (whose on-screen girlfriend here is Jennifer Connelly, a long way from What's Wrong with Virginia?). Wouldn't The Dilemma have a lot more mileage if these two roles were reversed? Alas, maybe in the sequel.
VERDICT: Probably not.
If the trailer gets yanked down head over to Apple to watch.