Directed by Ron Howard and written by Allan Loeb, this is a film about the decisions that friends have to make when they learn too much. Ronny (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Kevin James) are best friends who are partners in an auto design firm. In the midest of their most impotant project ever, Ronny sees Nick’s wife Geneva (Winona Ryder) kiss another man (Channing Tatum). The dilemma — yes, the title makes sense — is what does he do next?
This is the kind of Hollywood movie where Vaugh can be married to Jennifer Connelley and James to Ryder and I guess we accept that these angels on earth can see something in them. If you can accept that fact, then enjoy the comedy. If not, perhaps see this as science fiction?
That said, if you’re expecting a slapstick comedy, this gets pretty dark, as Geneva fires back on Ronny, threatening to tell everyone that they once had a fling in college, which will ruin his friendship and business. This is all a movie parable to explain something very important to you that I wish I had learned: never start a business with people who you think are your friends.
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