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Ranked #869 out of 970 in DVD

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November 02, 2016


Le film avec une belle moral sur la vie. Le film d'un gars qui apprend qui a le cancer très touchant comme sujet. Les rôles sont bien jouer bonne attraction !

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November 02, 2016


50/50 is a 2011 film written by Will Reiser, based on his personal experience with battling cancer. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as his alter ego Adam Lerner, and also stars Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick.

The film is about Adam, who has been suffering back pain and finds out that he has a rare type of cancer called a schwannoma neurofibrosarcoma (and as one of the elderly characters quips in the film, "the more syllables it has, the worse it is."). The film follows him and his best friend Kyle (Seth Rogen) as he tries to cope with his diagnosis while carrying on with his daily life as best as he possibly can.

This is such a wonderful film. It's as much a comedy as it is a drama, which just goes to show that just because you're sick, it doesn't mean you have to stop making jokes. So many films that revolve around illnesses are dark and sad, but this one is full of life, which I honestly think makes it more realistic. It's obviously not making light of cancer -- far from it, considering the writer is drawing from his own experience -- but it's showing the audience that there can be light along with having cancer.

The performances are also what make this film so great to watch. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was nominated for a Golden Globe for this role, and he really deserved it. The scenes where he's breaking down and showing how scared he really is are very heartwrenching scenes. Everything about his performance seems very real.

This is rated R and has a running time of 100 minutes. There's quite a bit of crude humour and drug use (though most of it is medicinal), so if you're sensitive to that sort of thing I may stay away. Otherwise, I would dedinitely recommend this to anyone looking for an offbeat and uplifting film.



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April 23, 2015


This was a much better movie than I was expecting it to be. It was interesting that they turned a movie about such a sad thing (cancer) into one that had wit and humour. Of course, still not an entirely lighthearted film, but they broke it up really well

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August 31, 2012


What an excellent movie! With the theme of sickness/disease and dying, the acting made the movie witty but thoughtful. One moment I was heartbroken, and the next I was laughing way too hard. I would watch it again.

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June 22, 2012


Love this movie. I wish it had a longer ending! It had me laughing in some parts and crying in others. It was a new look at cancer and it works so well. It is chock-full with great actors (though Seth Rogen wasn't his typical extremely goofy self, which was kind of disappointing) it was still such a good movie. I recommend watching it.

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