TWO BEST FRIENDS. NOTHING COULD COME BETWEEN THEM… OR COULD IT?
Best friends Ronny and Nick (Vince Vaughn, Kevin James) are working on a business deal that’s crucial to their firm when Ronny suddenly one day sees Nick’s wife (Winona Ryder) kiss a strange man. Director Ron Howard’s first comedy since Ed tv (1999) is a throwback to something simple that he should have moved on from by now, with a central dilemma that is far from enthralling. The movie does tend to lean toward darker stuff at times, but has no depth or funny jokes; attempts at slapstick feel halfassed. Vaughn tries to do what he can with the material.
2011-U.S. 118 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Ron Howard, Vince Vaughn, Brian Grazer. Directed by Ron Howard. Cast: Vince Vaughn (Ronny Valentine), Kevin James (Nick Brannen), Jennifer Connelly (Beth), Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah.