A man finds out that what you don’t say to a friend is just as important as what you do is this story of how far you can bend a brotherly bond before it snaps. Since college, confirmed bachelor Ronny (Vaughn) and happily married Nick (James) have been through thick and thin. Now partners in an auto design firm, the two pals are vying to land a dream project that would launch their company. Ronny’s girlfriend, Beth (Connelly), and Nick’s wife, Geneva (Ryder), are by their sides. But Ronny’s world is turned upside down when he inadvertently sees Geneva out with another man and makes it his mission to get answers. As the amateur investigation dissolves into 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 what will happen if he reveals the truth to his best friend. – Universal Pictures
Professionally, Ron Howard has come a long way from the tousle-haired, barefoot sheriff’s son who trod the byways of idyllic Mayberry to reside in the heady company of Hollywood’s most elite directors. Howard’s films are pure entertainment; they are well-crafted efforts, frequently technically challenging from a production standpoint, and aimed at mainstream audiences. Though some of his lesser works have been criticized for possessing formulaic scripts, Howard’s films approach even hackneyed subjects in fresh ways. Though he does not characterize himself as a risk taker, he loves the challenge of exploring different genres; therefore, his filmography includes B-movie actioners, domestic comedies, fantasies, sci-fi, suspense-thrillers, historical dramas, and big-budget action films.
The son of actors Rance and Jean Howard, he made his theatrical debut at age two in a Baltimore production of The Seven Year Itch. He made his screen debut at age five in the suspenseful political… read more
Gone is the Ron Howard of 'Cinderella Man' and "The Missing" and back is the Ron Howard of 'Splash' and "Gung Ho". Terrible picture. Can we stop giving roles to Vince Vaughn he is not an actor. What is Jennifer Connely and Winona Ryder doing in trash like this. Not an honest note played in the whole picture with special mention to the horrible dinner party sequence for unrealistic moments. Awful.
A quite awful film, but at least an awful film arguably made for adults. It seems like the filmmakers and actors had no idea how to follow through on the premise, and while it tries to have a conventionally happy ending, it has already introduced such sour notes into the relationships that the resolution seems false. Kind of like some of the sly tricks Fritz Lang used to sneak in, but I don't think it's intentional