There is nothing particularly funny about the scene that found its way into the trailer for Ron Howard's "The Dilemma" last fall where the word "gay" was used as a pejorative. As it turns out, this is all too typical of the movie itself, whose makers seems oblivious to the fact they're trying extra hard to find humor in things that just aren't funny.
Not that you can't make a comedy about marital dysfunction, a cheating spouse, dishonest best friend, addictive personality and violent rage. But it better be very dark or edging into farce. The Dilemma is so tone deaf to its themes that it thinks it's a light and slightly rude Vince Vaughn movie. It's not.
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