Wednesday, August 24, 2011
1604 - The Dilemma
All that aside, I quite enjoyed this film about a friend who, in the middle of a big business deal with a stress-out partner, debates whether or not he tells said partner that his wife is cheating on him when he randomly discovers it. I think what this film handled particularly well was the problems with the Do I/Don't I? I bought the issues that he was facing and the prons and cons of both - it was a solid conflict. The bigger issue with this film is that I don't think it finds a good middle ground in terms of the comedy and drama - it didn't have a tone that really kept it moving. That and just other little things felt a tad forced - Vaughn as the recovering gambler just felt tacked on for plot purposes. I think they needed to set this up and make me believe that this guy had a problem.
This is by no means the film of the year, but it's a decent enough one. If you like these people involved and films about relationships then it'll probably be up your alley.
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