50/50 (2011)

Director: Jonathan Levine

Writer: Will Reiser

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Seth Houde, Andrew Airlie, Matt Frewer, Philip Baker Hall

Story Adam (Levitt) a 27 year old guy goes to the doctors for what he thinks is a very small problem in his back only to be shocked to find out he has spinal cancer. He starts to speak to his loved one about the news, His best friend Kyle (Rogen) , his artist girlfriend Rachael (Howard) and eventually his parents Diane (Huston) and his Alzheimer suffering father Richard (Houde).

Adam starts his treatments with chemotherapy where he meets to fellow cancer suffers Mitch (Frewer) and Alan (Hall) where he starts to build a friendship with the guys. Adam also goes to a therapist Katherine (Kendrick) who has only had a couple of patients before Adam. With this support can Adam make it through the treatment and beat his cancer?

Verdict This comedy drama will make you laugh but it will also make you cry. The actor from everyone is among some of the best you will see with ever character being a believable and someone who everyone could have in their own lives. I found the comedy level is the perfect level to complement the serious nature of the movie.  This is a movie that everyone will enjoy it has everything you need in a good movie without have to have anything over the top happening, you should watch this movie.

Story Mark 10/10 Perfect story


Comedy Mark 9/10 Light heart comedy on serious issue


Friendship Chemistry Mark 10/10 Adam and Kyle look like lifelong friends


Romantic Chemistry Mark 9/10 Adam chemistry with Katherine work perfectly and you can see Adam and Rachael falling apart


Star Performances Joseph Gordon Levitt he put in one of the best performance of the year and of his career so far.

Anna Kendrick great performance to keeping up her good record of strong performances

Seth Rogen most likely his best performance of his career right up there with his performance in Funny People.

Favourite Character I have to go with Adam just seeing how he deals with the situation is just incredible.

Least Favourite Character Rachael watch and you will see why.

Best Part It’s pretty much perfect never to funny or sad.

Worst Part Hard to find one

Best Quote Adam ‘’See, but… that’s bullshit. That’s what everyone has been telling me since the beginning. “Oh, you’re gonna be okay,” and “Oh, everything’s fine,” and like, it’s not… It makes it worse… that no one will just come out and say it. Like, “hey man, you’re gonna die.”


Similar Too – Funny People

My Rating 97%


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