50/50

It takes a pair to beat the odds
It takes a pair to beat the odds
50/50 (15)
D: Jonathan Levine
Summit/Mandate/Point Grey (Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen & Ben Karlin)
USA 🇺🇸 2011
100 mins
 
Comedy/Drama
 
W: Will Reiser
DP: Terry Stacey
Ed: Zene Baker
Mus: Michael Giacchino 
 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Adam Lerner), Seth Rogen (Kyle Hirons), Anna Kendrick (Katherine McKay), Bryce Dallas Howard (Rachael), Anjelica Huston (Diane Lerner)
 
A thirtysomething male is diagnosed with cancer and copes with his grief by getting high with his stoner buddy and picking up girls by using his affliction to win them over.                 
Probably the most unlikely subject matter to form the basis for a comedy, and while the plot may sound in incredibly bad taste this is actually done very well and full credit has to go to the screenwriter for creating a script filled with forthright characters and witty, realistic dialogue without having to resort to manipulative tactics to tug at the heart strings. All the cast turn in good performances and the chemistry in the romance between Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Anna Kendrick and the bromance with Seth Rogen make this a treat of a watch.
6/10
 
Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Seth Rogen in 50/50
Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Seth Rogen in 50/50