Before he falls down comically for the MMA film he’s making, Kevin James is going to have to fall down the good old fashioned way. In The Dilemma, the film adaptation of the song “Silence is Golden,” James stars alongside Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Connelly, and Winona Rider for the story of a man who sees his best friend’s wife cheating and has to figure out what to do.

Do you say something or stay silent?

The trailer makes this thing look incredibly plain, or at least incredibly lacking in a story. The concept is an interesting one, but a story full of inaction might be difficult to translate. Still, there’s more than a good chance that Vince Vaughn is playing at another Breakup style role that’s a bit more heartfelt than purely comedic. That’s a good thing.

The most surprising shot in the trailer is Ron Howard’s name in the credits. The trailer might be misleading, but this looks nothing like a Ron Howard movie. With a big franchise, that might be a scary prospect, but in this case, it’s another reason to be optimistic about what looks like something completely paint by numbers.

What do you think?

See it in hi-def at Apple.


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