Jennifer Connelly The Dilemma DVD Interview

Jennifer Connelly The Dilemma DVD Interview


Jennifer Connelly The Dilemma DVD Interview

Cast: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum, Queen Latifah
Director: Ron Howard
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Rated: M
Running Time: 11 minutes

From Oscar® winning director Ron Howard and starring the ultimate comedic duo, Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, comes The Dilemma, a story of how far one can bend a brotherly bond before it snaps.

Having been friends since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vince Vaughn) and happily married Nick (Kevin James) have been through the best and worst of times. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would take their company to the next level.

When Ronny inadvertently sees Nick's wife with another man, his world is turned upside down and he makes it his mission to get answers. As his amateur investigation rapidly dissolves his world into comic mayhem, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. Now, with the clock ticking and pressure mounting on the biggest presentation of their careers, Ronny must decide how and when he will reveal the truth, and in doing so realises that what you don't say to a best friend is just as important as what you do.

Featuring a star studded supporting cast including Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder and Channing Tatum and packed full of exclusive special features, The Dilemma on Blu-ray and DVD is a feel - good comedy that takes viewers on a hilarious exploration of the complexities of life, love and loyalty.

Special Features:
Bonus: Alternate Ending
Gag Reel
This is The Dilemma
Deleted Scenes
Introduction By Director Ron Howard
Car Show
Chrysler Headquarters
B & V Shop
Wiener's Circle V.1
Car Lot
Zip's Apartment
Nick Confronts

Blu-Ray:
Alternate Ending
Deleted Scenes with Introduction by Director Ron Howard
Gag Reel
This Is The Dilemma
Tour Chicago
On Ice

The Dilemma
RRP: $39.95 Blu-ray: $44.95




Interview with Jennifer Connelly

Question: You worked with Ron Howard on A Beautiful Mind ten years ago. Did it feel like a reunion coming back to do this?

Jennifer Connelly: Well I've seen him in between. My husband has worked with him a couple of times and I've seen him socially, but it's great coming back to work with him again.


Question: Was that one of the main attractions of The Dilemma - to reunite with Ron Howard?

Jennifer Connelly: Sure. I adore him as a person and he's great at making movies. He said, 'I'd love to have you do this' and I was like 'OK!'


Question: On set, did it bring back floods of memories of ten years ago?

Jennifer Connelly: It was pretty different circumstances. Everything about the set was different - the characters, the story, the genre and our lives. His directing style was familiar but the circumstances were very different.


Question: So he hasn't changed in the way he works with you?

Jennifer Connelly: I think the way that Vince Vaughn works is very different say, to the way that Russell Crowe worked. But certainly in my experience working with Russell Crowe on that film and Vince Vaughn on this film, Vince for example did a lot of improvisation - so that was different.


Question: Did the film make you think about the themes of marriage, honesty and friendship?

Jennifer Connelly: Sure. When we did our rehearsals, we spent a lot of time going through the whole script and debating everything and sharing stories. So we discussed a lot of those sorts of things.


Question: It's called "the guy code" in the film. But do you think anyone should tell? It is a dilemma, as the title suggests…

Jennifer Connelly: I think it would be a very short movie if it would be clear all the time. I'm not of a mind to say what one should or shouldn't do, that's always treacherous! So yeah, I can't really speak about that. What I would do is a different question. I think I'm someone who is particularly bad at having something significant on my mind that I'm not expressing. I can't behave normally and it eats away at me! I'm a compulsive confessor - the minor and the more significant. So one way or another, the truth would come out.


Question: One of the best scenes is the intervention scene. Was that fun to shoot?

Jennifer Connelly: It was fun, but it was a long scene to shoot. I think we were filming it for three days! It was more fun on the first day! It's crazy how it is in movies, where something that is a few minutes on screen is three days of filming!


Question: Do you see the film more as a comedy or more as a drama?

Jennifer Connelly: It's in the middle and is a mixture of both. It obviously has more dramatic, tender moments but then you have Vince Vaughn riffing and doing these crazy toasts and going off on tangents!


Question: There are a lot of speeches in the film, a lot of toasts. Are you good at giving speeches yourself?

Jennifer Connelly: No, terrible! Really bad!


Question: Given the bromance going on between Kevin and Vince, did you and Winona have any girly nights out to try and combat that?

Jennifer Connelly: No, we didn't actually. Winona's lovely but I have to say it's not really my thing - girls night, boys night. With my friends, we'll have a girls night but the boys can come too! I really like my husband and I really like my male friends, so I don't make a point of doing a gender-divide, gender-specific evening! I didn't do much socialising at all off the set, because I was very busy playing Ping-Pong. Very busy! And also I had my family there, because we filming over the summertime.


Question: Is Vince always as upbeat as he appears on screen? What is the kind of energy he brings to set?

Jennifer Connelly: He's very energetic. But that's not to say that he's goofy. He is very focused and very engaged in his work. He has a lot to offer in that way.


Question: Your character owns a restaurant. Did you hang out in that world at all, and are you a good cook yourself?

Jennifer Connelly: I hung out in that restaurant, actually - a restaurant called Sepia in Chicago - and with the executive chef there. I had really no idea what someone of that status does in the kitchen, so he was really lovely, indulgent and gracious with his time. I spent time there trying to figure out what I could do that wouldn't betray the fact that I'm not a chef. I cook a lot but I'm not a chef. He recommended that I stay away from the knives. That was his pet peeve - seeing people in movies pretending to be really accomplished chefs, doing the slicing and dicing, too slowly, fingers wrong.


Question: So you didn't take chopping lessons from him?

Jennifer Connelly: I think I had too far to go! I cook a lot of meals but it is an Edward Scissorhands kind of event. Generally, I get to the end of the holiday season when we're cooking a lot of meals for a lot of people and I have Band-Aids on every finger!


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