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|Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.|
Editor's NoteWritten by Will Reiser who based the film on his own experiences fighting cancer, Jonathan Levine's poignant comedy 50/50 stars Joseph Gordonn-Levitt as Adam, a 27-year old public radio employee who discovers he has cancer. As his best friend Kyle (Seth Rogen) tries to help out, his girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard) proves to be a less than ideal life partner for this particular crisis. All the while, Adam's overprotective mother Diane (Anjelica Huston) tries to overcome her son's continued attempts to keep her out of his life. As Adam begins to discover how hard it is to deal with his situation, and to maintain various relationships in his life, he begins seeing a young counselor (Anna Kendrick) who might prove to be just as helpful personally as she is professionally. Matt Frewer and Philip Baker Hall co-star as Adam's fellow chemotherapy patients.
50/50 - DVD Review
By: Kirsten Coachman Blogcritics.org Reviews
Published on: 1/24/2012 12:48 PM
|Being released to DVD this week is the critically acclaimed and Golden Globe-nominated, 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt ((500) Days of Summer) and Seth Rogen (Knocked Up). Inspired by actual life experiences of the film's screenwriter Will Reiser, Gordon-Levitt plays 27-year-old Adam, who is diagnosed with spinal cancer. 50/50 tells the story of the young man's journey of coping with a life-threatening illness and handling the reactions of his best friend Kyle (Rogen) and his overprotective mother (Anjelica Huston). The cast also includes the fantastic Anna Kendrick as Katherine, Adam's therapist....read the full review|
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