Podcast: Screenwriter Allan Loeb Puts BFFs to the Test in The Dilemma

The Dilemma stars, from left, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly, Vince Vaughn and Kevin James.

The Dilemma stars, from left, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly, Vince Vaughn and Kevin James.

Allan Loeb

Allan Loeb

What would you do if you found out your best friend’s wife was cheating on him? Would you say something, or would you look the other way. Get involved, or let it lie? It’s a tough decision. Screenwriter Allan Loeb (The Switch, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, 21, Things We Lost in the Fire) had a great time figuring out just what his characters should do in the new buddy comedy The Dilemma. Script sat down with Loeb to discuss tone, big budget comedies and the writing process.

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3 thoughts on “Podcast: Screenwriter Allan Loeb Puts BFFs to the Test in The Dilemma

  1. bozo de niro

    What would I do if I found out my best friend’s wife was cheating on him, and would I say anything? Well of course, I’d say, “Hey dude, I think your wife’s going to hell for adultery, let’s jump back in the closet and beat her to it.”

  2. Shaun

    I was disappointed it had the Ron Howard tag on it, but that wasn’t the reason I went and saw it. I had no expectations and took it as just another comedy… the problem for me was the idea wasn’t strong enough. I don’t think it is a big enough “dilemma” to struggle with for 2 hours. Most people would just tell their best friend – let’s at least hope they would. Also the ridiculous hockey goal and man hugging at the end was lame and took the movie down to Disney level in a second after trying to tackle a semi-serious issue. I would have been happy if it hit the post and missed!

  3. Monnalee

    Sorry, but my husband and I just got home from watching this movie. He thought it was written by a couple of 20-year-olds. This is the 2nd recent Ron Howard movie we have seen and, frankly, he’s lost it or he just needs the money. His name will no longer be a draw for us.

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