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50/50 (2011)

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50/50 (2011)


Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Seth Rogen
Anna Kendrick
Bryce Dallas Howard
Anjelica Huston

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

Distributed by: Summit Entertainment (US)
Lionsgate (UK)

A feel good movie about trust, reliability, family and friendship, from Will Reiser and has been in numerous notably Top Ten lists (MTV, boxoffice, New York Post etc) of movies released in 2011.

Loosely based on the life of the screenwriter Will Reiser, this comedy drama was set to star James McAvoy, who turned down the role and was replaced by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception 2011 and Dark Knight Rising 2012), who put in a marvelous performance and made sure this movie had the power it needed to drive the message across.

Directed by Jonathan Levine, who made sure the comedy aspect of the movie is not missed in this Dramatic movie, the inclusion of Seth Rogen added the desired comic relief needed to keep you smiling 9/10 of the time.

Who said cancer can be the worst thing that could happen to you?

If you watch this movie you’ll learn, that the worst that could happen is not having someone to care for, or care about you.

Kudos to the editing of this movie as the fact that we keep going through different ins and outs, you are never lost, which is a plus to the director for continuity. When watching, the movie scenes change ever so often that I was worried at a time I was going to miss out on something but it was just smooth.

The story is simple enough, Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is diagnoses with cancer a deadly one in his spine. His then girlfriend promises to stay with him through it as Adam lives a life isolated from his mother and father. But his girl didn’t keep to her promise and Adam learns to fall back on his family.

To see him through the problem he had his sharp loud mouth buddy Kyle (Seth Rogen), who you doubt is really a good friend. Adam is also seeing a therapist, to help see him through the rough times, a therapist who he then takes a fond of.
50/50 was nominated for two awards at the 69th Golden Globe Awards. One of which was for Gordon-Levitt who got a nomination for Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) and the film itself was nominated for Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) both were lost to Jean Dujardin from the movie The Artist and Best Picture also went to The Artist.

I guarantee that you’ll enjoy this movie when you do go see it.


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