Movie Review | 50/50 … chance at Life


Looking for a film to tug at the heart strings while tickling them at the same time? Then, 50/50 is your movie. Adam (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a 27 year old editor/writer for a local radio station who has been diagnosed with spinal cancer. With the help of his best friend (played by Seth Rogen), his mother (played by Anjelica Huston), and a young therapist (played by Anna Kendrick) at the cancer center, Adam discovers what and who the most important things in his life are.

On a scale of 1-5, how would you rate this film?

5 out of 5. The film had my bawlin! QQ for reals!

Was the story clear?

Yes. The storyline is fairly linear, yet has layers. Oh, so many layers. Case in point, 50/50 in a nutshell: Adam is living his life. Adam gets diagnosed with cancer. Adam figures out what’s really important in his life.

Did you identify with any of the characters?

If there was anyone that I could identify with most, it would most probably be Adam. Not identify with him personally per se, but I he did a helluva portrayal of someone dealing with cancer. Kudos to the writers. Adam’s character reminded me of someone very close to me who has battled cancer and kicked its arse! Kyle also did an awesome job of portraying what a close bud or family member should do when your close one has cancer.

Did it remind you of any other film?

No. This was an original flick w/ a storyline I haven’t experienced in the movies yet. Emotional, riveting, and funny. All at the same time.

Who would you recommend this film to?

If you love flicks that make you laugh one minutes, then cry the next – 50/50 is the movie for you.

Would you buy this movie on DVD?

Actually, yes I would.

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