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50/50

2011
Romance
Comedy
1h 40m
Adam, a 27 year old man who is otherwise in excellent health, is suddenly diagnosed with cancer. He breaks the news to his girlfriend, his best friend and his mother, who is also dealing with her husband who has Alzheimer's disease. In the middle of it all, Adam also seeks therapy from a young and inexperienced therapist,assigned to him by the hospital, and befriends several older, wisecracking chemotherapy patients.
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50/50

2011
Romance
Comedy
1h 40m
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Rated 06 Oct 2011
87
84th
I was legitimately surprised at how good this was. It wasn't a black comedy or a dramedy, but something that felt altogether different. Like a comedy and a drama woven together but the strands don't really touch, leaving the other to do its thing, which each does really well. I can't picture a cancer movie being able to do it better. JGL is great. Kendrick was pretty good. The real surprise was Seth Rogen. To be honest, if I have cancer, I want Rogen's character to be my friend.
Rated 27 Nov 2011
5
69th
More like 50/100 amirite
Rated 01 Dec 2011
70
71st
50/50 deals with its theme in a respectfull manner withouth throwing the lets-make-it-so-sad-everyone-will-cry-card. By doing so it brings a more realistic feeling to the whole and the characters, even though a bit stereotyped, are well written and well played by all. Rogen is used as a comic relief remedy in a sober way and BDH is just amazing as the torn girlfriend!
Rated 02 Nov 2011
90
88th
JGL and Rogen take their skills to another level here; the chemistry is electric. Rarely does a film that mixes comedy and drama do such a genuine job of excelling at both. This is what 'Funny People' wishes it could have been. As Adam goes through the struggle of chemo and the changing nature of his life, the viewer develops real feelings for the interesting circle of people he meets and the challenges they all face. The storytelling is authentic, the voyage introspective and the end spirited.
Rated 08 Oct 2011
95
97th
It does the dramedy mix with subtle perfection: the funny parts are funny and the serious parts are serious, neither were half-assed attempts at both, and awareness displayed that they need each other. Drama needs comedy to humanize and lighten its subject matter; comedy needs drama to deftly remind the audience that the subject matter is not meant to be light and fluffy. I loved the performances completely, the so-called "predictability" is debatable at best... it does everything exceptionally.
Rated 09 Oct 2011
90
94th
I always knew JGL was the greatest actor of his generation, but who the fuck would have guessed Seth Rogan could seriously win Best Supporting Actor? Besides all that, this is an excellent film. Most that tend to take the terminal disease route end up being extremely manipulative and trick the viewer into a fake feeling. This doesn't. Everything is humanized and real, and the humor is fantastic. "No one likes putting a dick in their mouth."
Rated 01 Jan 2012
8
84th
Remarkably sober and painstakingly real, "50/50" makes the most of a premise that easily could have been in disgustingly poor taste. Rogen, Hall and Frewer provide much needed comic relief, but the real star is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who delivers yet another simply outstanding performance going through the emotional stages of denial, anger and hopelessness without ever hitting a single false note. It's simple (yet never simplistic) and straightforward - and all the better for it.
Rated 08 Oct 2011
69
84th
It's a somewhat predictable plot inhabited by familiar stock characters (Average Joe, the quirky romantic interest, the stoner buddy, etc). But that doesn't at all prevent this from being a great film. It deftly blends comedy and drama, and succeeds because it comes close to the weird mixture of laughter and sadness that makes up reality.
Rated 13 Jan 2012
50
40th
The over-appreciation of this film makes me think how barren the film scene has became. Otherwise it's smooth and easygoing.
Rated 23 Oct 2011
86
73rd
Good mix between humor and drama. Has an effective way to show how cancer influences the life of everyone around a person who has the disease. And ust seeing Seth Rogen on screen is enough to put a smile on my face. Knowing that Gordon-Levitt only was casted 2 days before the shooting started, and seeing his performance on screen is remarkable.
Rated 25 Nov 2011
7
64th
Bypasses the awkwardness of its subject matter with style. All the cast and their interactions with one another are wonderful. They couldn't of chosen a better line-up of actors. The breakdown scene with JGL behind the wheel was probably my favorite moment.
Rated 02 Oct 2011
10
92nd
First, Seth Rogen took more laughs from me than he has with any of his other films combined. Now, JGL plays through this very emotional and often times funny struggle with cancer surrounded by a very unique group of friends and family. Two of Gordon-Levitt's character relationships made this such a great film experience for me. His time with Phillip Baker Hall and Matt Frewer were really touching and often times hilarious. Also, the chemistry between JGL and Kendrick was offbeat and perfect.
Rated 25 Jan 2012
74
82nd
It's a bit of a shaky start, but once you settle in and get the feel for the tone, it's incredibly sensitively handled. Gordon-Levitt is absolutely incredible. It may also include rather mundane, overly-used plot devices and stock characters, but it adds to the authentic feel to the storytelling and to the film as a whole.
Rated 09 Jan 2012
65
27th
What I've learnt from that movie is, if there is Seth Rogen in a movie, there would be weed too. And if there is Seth Rogen in a movie, it doesn't have to be funny.
Rated 01 Oct 2011
91
96th
This movie made me laugh my ass off for a half-hour and then it made me cry. And then it made me laugh my ass off for another few minutes. Cancer sucks, and 50/50 knows it. That's why it's so good.
Rated 17 Nov 2011
84
88th
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Rated 20 Oct 2011
78
69th
A film that allows the characters to be jerks and get truly angry at each other - perhaps too much, as it threatens to derail the film at points - but it eventually comes together as the characters learn. Strikes a nice balance of drama and comedy, and from the pre-surgery scene until the end is simply brilliant.
Rated 05 Feb 2012
70
72nd
It is no secret that after Mysterious Skin Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been furiously loved by homosexuals. Now he can rest comfortably knowing that people with weird back cancers will love him, too.
Rated 25 Jan 2012
79
94th
A really solid film, one of the best I saw of 2011's crop. JGL continues to be one of the more dependable actors working today and Rogen has seemed to perfected playing himself. I was really impressed with Anna Kendrick and I loved Phillip Baker hall and Matt Frewer, there should have been more of them.
Rated 08 Oct 2011
70
73rd
Seth Rogen for Best Supporting Actor?
Rated 07 Nov 2011
95
98th
One of the best acted, most heartfelt, and hilarious films of the year. '50/50' combines great drama with big laughs---it totally works. This is quite possibly the best film of 2011 so far. It's a shame the film isn't reaching a larger audience.
Rated 20 Oct 2011
87
67th
A film that succeeds just as well in its comedy as its drama, never going over the tipping point for either. It's a beautiful dichotomy here; a rare breed of the genre that excels so well it makes us laugh at a cancer patient shaving his head, then pulls us down to reality, sometimes even making us misty-eyed. The subject matter has never been covered this way before, and it's all the refreshment needed for this fairly predictable story.
Rated 10 Nov 2011
95
96th
It's a shame that the Oscar's don't respect comedies as they do melodramas. "50/50" has all the heart and emotional manipulation of any capital "D" Drama, but manages to find some levity in a seriously dark issue. The highs and lows you feel during this movie are pretty remarkable. I found myself with a full-out belly laugh one minute and trying to hide my increasingly dusty eyes from my girlfriend the next. Gordon-Levitt plays the entire range effortlessly, while Rogen does his usual schtick.
Rated 12 Dec 2011
55
40th
Sympathetic and nuanced filmmaking to the bone but - sadly - too distancing as well. The protagonist never becomes truly interesting (thus making his fight against cancer equally forgettable) and you're left with quite a disappointing hunger for more black satire, brave drama or a bit of both. The result feels calculated instead of striking.
Rated 09 Jan 2012
65
13th
Light romantic comedy pretending to be a cancer story. Hollywood schlock at its worst.
Rated 15 Sep 2011
70
65th
What could have been disturbing and in poor taste proves sweet and well handled. Gordon-Levitt can do anything and while I'm sure that he would have performed just as well in a non-Hollywood version of this film, I appreciated the addition of Rogen who regularly relieves some tension, preventing the film from going too dark. The subject matter is taken seriously, it's just - thankfully - not approached in a way that necessitates depressing the audience.
Rated 24 Jan 2012
75
70th
A good, well-balanced movie between drama and comedy. It never gets overly dramatic, nor overly (and annoyingly) funny. Good performances, even though teethlady is a tiny bit annoying. But I can look passed that. I also liked the fact that the disease is not the center of the movie, but more the emotion behind it. Now I think of it, I like this movie a lot
Rated 28 Nov 2011
9
93rd
Wasn't expecting it to be this good but it really was excellent. All of the actors are great, especially Kendrick and surprisingly Rogen in an impressive turn. It's a rare treat to have a movie that makes you laugh and cry but this one does it and does it well. And to Jonathan Levine: you've made 2 movies that both depict weed accurately, bravo good sir.
Rated 01 Oct 2011
86
76th
A great life-with-cancer comedy-drama that manages to be both incredibly funny and truly moving. A few predictable story beats aside, it's engaging all the way through, thanks partly to Will Reiser's finely tuned semi-autobiographical script, and partly due to excellent acting: Joseph Gordon-Levitt is great, but Seth Rogen steals the show with some of the best work he's ever done. Bonus points for a unique visual style, a good score, and an intriguingly ambiguous finale.
Rated 29 Dec 2011
90
66th
Great work throughout. A lot of fun to watch, and emotionally mature enough to explore the subjects and themes with poise and grace.
Rated 09 May 2012
87
75th
One of the funniest and saddest movies I saw in 2011. Rogen and Gordon-Levitt have fantastic chemistry and while the movie is definitely not all doom and gloom it offers some surprisingly heartfelt moments throughout dealing with the turmoil of cancer and treatment. One of the best comedies of 2011.
Rated 10 Apr 2012
70
57th
Although not completely emancipated from the well-worn sitcom stereotypes, "50/50" still manages to strike a consistently impressive balance between comedy and drama, avoiding both glossing over its serious subject and drowning it in treacle. The performances are all strong, the comedic parts work and there's a strong undercurrent of genuine emotion to secure emotional resonance. There are some forced embellishments, but the overall good-natured and optimistic feel is ultimately rewarding.
Rated 17 Nov 2012
90
97th
50/50 is a great film. It's very funny, it's charming, it's sweet, and while it makes fun of everyone involved, it does so in a good-natured fashion so as to avoid hurting anyone's feelings. When you're dealing something as life-threatening as cancer, that's the best way to go about it. Most of the actors, particularly the ones in leading roles, are very strong. I even liked Seth Rogan in this, which is something that I say very, very rarely. I was touched by 50/50.
Rated 22 Jul 2019
96
92nd
A beautifully performed, superbly written human comedy may arguably hew to sitcom plotting at times, but because the characters are so vividly, touchingly real (and their inter-relationships so believable), it's very easy to forgive. There's not a false or wrong note in the entire cast; Gordon-Levitt and Kendrick are the stand-outs, but Rogen, Huston and Hall are equally fine, with Howard especially good bringing a sympathy and even pathos to an unsympathetic character.
Rated 23 Nov 2011
8
78th
As it stands, "50/50" has a heart and laughs to spare. Where other directors would generate empathy out of a serious subject matter with melodramatic overtones, here it's done with admirable truth. Much of that honesty is evoked by Levitt's performance (who hasn't been this good in a while), alternating between confusion, fear, anger and confidence, even at his most vulnerable. I would've liked to see parts developed even further (Adam's father, cancer patients), but it's still a solid film.
Rated 27 Nov 2011
55
31st
Perfectly sympathetic, wildly overrated weepie.
Rated 05 Dec 2011
88
90th
It made me both laugh and cry and, particularly with JGL's character, did all the little things that great films do. His character is well written and well performed with a arc filled with nuance and bittersweet moments. The counterpoint to this is that the other characters pale by comparison and appear to exist only for his arc. Rogen gets the most screen time and mostly escapes this, but the female characters in particular are underwritten and make contrived decisions. Otherwise, it's great.
Rated 10 Jun 2012
5
18th
Not much here feels real or authentic. Also, the charms of Seth Rogen completely elude me.
Rated 04 Oct 2011
80
67th
"Hi. I have cancer." Anyway, first off... Anna Kendrick, awesome. Such a cute actress. Gordon-Levitt owned the role again, Rogan did what Rogan does. The movie is very very predictable but I wanted that... honestly I just wanted a feel good moment where he got the right girl, and this is what I got. Plus it's very very funny when it tries to be. It's also emotional when it wants to be. So really it succeeds on all fronts.
Rated 11 Aug 2012
100
99th
The best movie of 2011 in my opinion. This is a truly funny and touching movie. I usually don't like to admit this but I cried on at least five separate occasions during this movie. I also laughed really hard in several parts of the film. The writing was wonderful and moving. The music was excellent. The acting was spot on with Joseph Gordon-Levitt my new favorite actor. Anna Kendrick reminded me why I love her so much and Seth Rogen was perfect in this being hilarious and a true friend.
Rated 24 Feb 2012
84
60th
A surprisingly restrained comedy/drama that avoids the easy laughs and the easy tears. Gordon-Levitt is very very good.
Rated 23 Oct 2011
88
79th
Good movie about a young man dealing with cancer. Not making too much light of it, but not being as down in the dumps as he could be. The movie hits all the rights spots of comedy and drama. I loved it and was on the verge of tears throughout the movie.
Rated 14 Jun 2012
5
18th
another ihavecancerbutimdoingfine movie.
Rated 15 Jan 2012
50
46th
This film is so contrived that it's hard to take any of the story seriously. The psychologist character is a symptom of laughably lazy writing. Gordon-Levitt is basically a character actor, playing the same down-on-his-luck, awkward-but-nice 30-year-old in every movie. Same for Rogen who plays the somewhat tactless but big-hearted buddy in every film. More of the same for both of them, and they do a decent job in their respective roles. Overall it feels like it's shot by committee. Calculated.
Rated 14 Dec 2011
100
98th
This is a perfect comedy-drama film.
Rated 28 Aug 2016
50
47th
It's fine. It's nothing amazing, but not terrible. Honestly, it's about a 50.
Rated 10 Jan 2012
78
78th
Needed a little more depth, but the characters were honest people which I appreciated.
Rated 01 Oct 2011
7
84th
Definitely better than that other movie where Seth Rogen is best friends with a guy with cancer, mostly because Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a much more complex and likable actor than Adam Sandler. There's a bit of a black and white schism going on where the movie is a comedy whenever Rogen is onscreen and a drama when he's not, but both parts work, so it's ok. Anna Kendrick is very good too.
Rated 21 Oct 2011
50
9th
A banal flight from mortality into the banal, as well as a glaring testament to America's inability to think (its own) death.
Rated 08 Jan 2012
90
96th
50/50 tells the story of a young man with cancer, which of course makes it both a harsh and sad film overall. Don't expect to leave it feeling all good inside. However, it manages to keep its balance and avoids being unnecessarily depressing, especially through a very clever use of tasteful, low key humor and a strong theme of friends, family and love.
Rated 27 Mar 2012
82
87th
Deals with it subject matter with a skillful tone, and a classy level of decorum and sensitivity. "50/50" is ladened with good performances and well structured relationships too. I suppose the plot goes nowhere new, but its simplicity works very much in its favor in my opinion and the last quarter of "50/50" is really very powerful, containing several of this movies finest scenes. Also, I may start stalking Anna Kendrick...
Rated 09 Feb 2012
76
58th
Straddles a funny line between the unexpected and the exactly-what-you-expect. The fear is that it will be a misfire mix of comedy and drama, so you're pleased when it strikes a more natural balance, but then the end result is still familiar. While I'm glad that it rarely got too broad or too overwrought, there's also a safeness to it. But I enjoyed the tone. I laughed at the funny parts and got a little choked up at the appropriate times, so it worked. The weak link, once again, is Kendrick.
Rated 27 Nov 2011
88
75th
Fresh comedy and a troubling at the same time, 50/50 will take you to places you have never been before.
Rated 10 Aug 2011
82
81st
If Funny People was actually a good movie, it would be 50/50. I was worried that they wouldn't be able to properly balance the subject matter with comedy, but it wasn't ever really a problem. The supporting cast is amazing (Howard and Frewer especially), and I'm convinced that Anna Kendrick may well be the Queen of Awkward these days (that's a good thing). Even though the ending isn't the greatest, and the music can be a little overbearing at times, the movie is genuinely touching.
Rated 17 Jan 2012
87
79th
Having seen two movies in row where Bryce Dallas Howard is being a bitch I am starting to really dislike her. Well 'nuff said 'bout that. 50/50 is great and considering the topic surprisingly funny. The banter and the obvious real life friendship between Gordon-Levitt and Rogen shines through and makes for a nice ice cream cocktail, Kendrick as icing on the cake and the role of sprinkle played due to a great cameo by the always great Baker Hall. An oscar worthy performance by Gordon-Levitt.
Rated 08 Jan 2012
64
22nd
No frills, pretty unsentimental but in the end an MOR treatment of the subject that doesn't stray very far from the Hollywood standard. Rogen raised a few laughs but I found it hard to relate to the repressed character Gordon-Hewitt portrays.
Rated 11 Nov 2011
100
90th
The best Hollywood take on cancer I've seen to date. The cast is spot on, each pair of characters having perfect chemistry with each other - Gordon-Levitt, of course, steals the show, and proves as if there was any doubt at this point that he is a formidable force. 50/50 dares to be funny, heartbreaking and genuine, sometimes all at once and sometimes in separate, powerful doses that catch you off-guard every time. First Drive, now this; 2011 is looking like it may be a good year yet.
Rated 04 Apr 2012
78
82nd
In addition to being my preferred gin to tonic ratio, 50/50 also proves to be a funny, touching movie about a man's battle with a terrible infliction, and the crazy people around him who try to help him carry on with his life. Oh, it also shows us that they'll let nearly anybody be a psychiatrist these days.
Rated 11 Feb 2012
75
73rd
The movie is supposed to be a comedy but it is a really good drama sprinkled with some humor. The acting was good by one and all. A good drama to watch which has some humor.
Rated 26 Nov 2014
50
30th
dictionary meaning of boring and predictable
Rated 17 Nov 2013
80
94th
It wasn't until Adam started to really understand the situation did the film take a turn for the best. At that point, everything works together and you are left with a touching film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen make a good team.
Rated 22 Apr 2012
50
22nd
That 50 score is for Anna Kendrick and Anna Kendrick alone. Ugh, couldn't even finish this movie.
Rated 06 Jan 2013
90
88th
Much, much funnier than a movie about cancer deserves to be. And much more realistic than a comedy deserves to be. A big chance with a tricky subject that turns out great.
Rated 25 Dec 2011
79
77th
really liked it, avoids the worst cliches too
Rated 26 Nov 2011
95
91st
50/50 is storytelling in its finest form. Simple, relevant and real. The three elements that make 50/50 one of the best films of 2011 should be used in every film. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is quietly brilliant as Adam. The humor always stays fresh and sharp, never stepping any boundaries. 50/50 is a reminder of how tragic and humorous life can be at the same time. Easily my fave film so far of 2011, engaging characters and good humor. 50/50 is a must see.
Rated 10 Jan 2012
80
77th
It must be said that this is not a comedy, but a drama with comedic elements. That said, this is a very good serious look at cancer. It doesn't just go for cheap laughs and become crude. Joseph Gordon-Levitt impresses me more with each film I see.
Rated 22 Oct 2011
78
66th
50/50 succeeds on all three fronts: Its funny, its heartfelt, and it proves that Seth Rogan is a great friend to have if you are cancer stricken. Strong performances all around, but Kendrick, once again, steals scenes.
Rated 26 Mar 2018
75
79th
Not JGL's best performance (and Rogen is Rogen) but it is an enjoyable movie (if any movie about cancer could be called enjoyable).
Rated 22 Dec 2011
50
27th
49/49 for the bad notion that a few lewd remarks from the eternal, eternal, eternal Stoner Friend make this film any different from all the other sentimental shit out there.
Rated 25 Jul 2012
81
79th
A great, great movie. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is so damn likable, that every struggle he goes through really hits home. You want so badly for him to be well. Seth Rogen is perfect as the (kinda) helpful buddy. Loved everything about this film.
Rated 11 Jan 2012
75
83rd
It's a fairly realistic depiction of a cancer patient's struggle, mixing comedy and drama. However at times it is a bit too predictable, especially the ending could have been handled better. The chemistry bertween JGL and Seth Rogan is insane.
Rated 30 Nov 2011
80
92nd
Moving without looking for cheap emotions, this really is a 50/50 comedy/tragedy. Gordon-Levitt is amazing as a healthy young man travelling through the phases of accepting he has cancer, Rogen is surprisingly excellent as his optimistic buddy and the relations with the others (mother (and father), therapist, older patients, even Skeletor) are brought to the screen with excellence and warmth. One of the films of the year, no doubt about that.
Rated 12 Mar 2012
65
54th
I'm not sure exactly what it was, but I couldn't get into this. Most of it felt really forced. Really gimmicky, too. Shaving the head, therapy, medicinal marijuana... All the cliché things. It just felt like a bunch of scenarios stitched together. I thought all the performances were good. There were a few great, emotionally-powerful scenes that affected me & I loved those. There were heaps of fantastic little elements in the film, but they were overshadowed by the overall nature of the film.
Rated 10 Feb 2012
75
85th
kinda reminded me of 500 days of summer just darker
Rated 18 Sep 2015
85
95th
A great cast and really tight script, make this one of the most accurate and heartwarming "battling cancer" films I've seen. From the subtleties of the "touch to comfort" to the "it effects everyone" themes, they have done this incredibly well.
Rated 09 Dec 2011
91
83rd
Yes. It's as good as you've heard...
Rated 22 Mar 2012
87
77th
Characters are great all around. Balances the comedy with the weight of the drama very well. The plot is simple but the emotions are complex, which makes it very compelling to watch.
Rated 26 Apr 2012
80
47th
Would normally hate this kind of film but in between the plot predictability and stereotyping there's some depth and subtlety that makes it a decent watch.
Rated 13 Feb 2012
95
75th
Very good movie...made me cry
Rated 01 Feb 2019
60
62nd
I found Howard's actions in this relationship to be very authentic. The women in this film were too distractingly beautiful. Fav scene: breakdown of the friendship and JGL's inevitable meltdown.
Rated 23 Aug 2015
80
81st
I liked this a lot!
Rated 09 Nov 2014
75
75th
Touching and funny and extremely well-cast.
Rated 14 Mar 2012
88
86th
It was an very good movie and Seth Rogen was great as the guy who picks up people's spirits are sad parts.
Rated 06 Dec 2011
91
90th
Great writing and directing, with fantastic performances all around. They did a really nice job balancing the comedy and drama, and the movie has a lot of heart all the way through.
Rated 05 Feb 2012
27
46th
First movie to make me cry in a decade. However, everything went too well to match what cancer really does to people and families.
Rated 09 Sep 2012
78
85th
Honestly, I think this is one of the best drama/comedy films I have seen in a very long time. The cast is perfect and Joseph Gordon-Levitt shines.
Rated 29 Oct 2011
88
40th
A lovely film. It has a perfect blend of comedy and drama. You will go from laughing out loud in one scene to tearing up in another. Well done-- it gets better each time you watch.
Rated 17 Jan 2012
70
54th
The film's strength is that it feels authentic even when it's not thanks to nuanced perfromances. It's mightily entertaining but make no mistake, this cancer dramedy is far from being realistic and it's not even particularly deep. Just enjoy it for what it is.
Rated 03 Jan 2012
85
48th
was really sad, acting was fantastic, but think some parts of the story could of been played out differently on a whole emotion funny real life film
Rated 20 Jul 2012
65
24th
A suitable film for it's target topic, nonetheless, it could STILL be funnier and more relaxed with the tricky issue of the 'c' word. Bar Rogen's, none of the characters are memorable, they just fill in the molds of the people who have to say these things at these times. It's a worthwhile watch, as it draws you into it's predicament, but perhaps not a film worth watching more than once.
Rated 06 May 2012
25
75th
Ah, cancer...
Rated 28 Jul 2015
82
79th
I wish more doctors were willing to breach that doctor/patient relationship in a sexy way.
Rated 28 May 2012
70
50th
Thanks to its actors and script, this movie handles radical tonal shifts with surprising grace. We discover new aspects about the characters and are left with a warm fuzzy feeling in the end.
Rated 02 Jun 2013
100
95th
I cried many manly tears at the end of this film. Fuck.
Rated 27 Jan 2012
90
80th
The stoner comedy version of Terms of Endearment. If that sounds as awesome to you as it does to me, then rent this movie and enjoy Joseph Gordon-Levitt's brilliant, tender performance and Seth Rogen's excellent comedic relief (Patrick Swayze...dude, he died...oh shit, that sucks). And if you think calling it the stoner version of Terms is undervaluing it then rent it anyway because this is a good movie.
Rated 02 Oct 2011
90
93rd
The 50/50 refers to his chances of surviving (or dying) from cancer which he has just been diagnosed with. The movie handles it well with a good balance of drama and humor, much of which comes from Seth Rogan in one of his best roles. And Anna Kendrick is cute, stunning and adept all at the same time. To sum it up, it could have been titled, [i]50/50: Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Big C[/i]. OK, it isn't an exact fit, but.......Go see it.
Rated 19 Jan 2013
50
6th
How is this a comedy? It's a drama with comedic moments. I think it's great the the guy on which this story is based survived a rare and deadly cancer. But as a movie, it was just...meh. The storyline was predictable, and I didn't get the sense that the characters were really developed. I empathized with Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character, but it wasn't enough. I think Seth Rogen's other movie in which he plays a close friend (of sorts) to someone with cancer, "Funny People," was better.
Rated 02 Feb 2012
92
97th
An easy looking comedy turned out to be very touching, well acted, directed and written drama. Bryce Dallas Howard's part was a bit questionable but necessary for the story. Quality acting from all the leads. And yes, RaymundLi, I found the film's mood very authentic, even though it did not go much deeper into the real cancer than that.
Rated 22 Jun 2015
5
26th
Caricatures in place of characters sink the potential of this film.
Rated 30 Oct 2014
25
15th
Seth Rogen continues to be appalling. If I thought he was acting, I might not be so negative. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is excellent, but cannot rescue an overly-sentimental account of a young person's confrontation with cancer, that makes a disastrous choice by inserting some romantic elements.

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