It takes a pair to beat the odds.
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.
I cant even begin to describe the feeling I had watching this film , so many elements of it were so close to home...
cancer has been a major thing in my life , my cousin passed away when he was 14 from it , both my grandmothers passed away as well, my papa had been battling it for the last year
as well as my other grandpa working to live a normal life with having dementia ....
this movie was beautifully done .. from the reaction to the people around him and loved ones till his own personal melt down it was spot on ....
of course I balled like a baby ...
but Im ok with that... I liked this film quite a bit
First things first: f@!k cancer.
As someone who has come to terms with the idea (or is it fact?) that cancer is a real possibility to myself, and whose loved ones and friends have been directly affected by it, both for the bad and for the worst, this film was both one I was excited to see, but also dreaded to see.
The cast drew me in first of course: Seth Rogen, the ever-excellent Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, Anna Kendrick (who was great in Up In The Air) and supporting roles by Bryce Dallas Howard and the always-classing-things-up, Angelica Huston.
I saw few trailers — one or two perhaps and just enough to know what the subject matter was. The film's poster…
Just as funny and heartfelt on a re-watch! JGL is one of the best actors working today period!
Davey buying those pajamas kinda ruined this movie for me.
This is apparently inspired by a true story and I'm guessing that the only true thing about it is that somewhere, someone once beat the particular kind of cancer Gordon-Levitt's character has.
It has to be as this film is not filled with real people. Each and every person is a generic archetype that serves no other purpose than to strip this film about a very real subject from any kind of realism. While this film does not suffer from full Hollywood Cancer, it does have its symptoms. What it does have, in full force, is Hollywood Life; superficial, difficult to relate to and predictable.
Had this film decided what it wanted to be I would probably have enjoyed it…
‘50/50’ effectively represented and illustrated the startling confrontation with cancer installing an admirable yet glorified possession of comedy. Quality performances in acting, but I rarely felt any authentic or legitimate association with any emotion formulated. Potent film nevertheless, well designed and structurally cultivated variety of an enthralling, gripping drama. A fitting and pertinent film for many ages forward.
Laughed a lot, cried a lot. I really came around to like Seth Rogen on this movie, he was actually charming and funny, Levitt as the straight guy dealing with terminal cancer does a great job, he manages to embody someone with a huge range of emotions and really make it true. Loved this.
"50/50. If you were a casino game, you'd have the best odds."
Ein Thema, über das man eigentlich nicht lachen kann, so erzählt, dass man darüber lachen und weinen kann. Muss man gesehen haben.
This movie still makes me cry.
If Mysterious Skin was good, this one is brilliant. It deals with cancer like I have not seen before; and this one’s about so much more than the illness or being ill. It takes a look at every relationship possible and glorifies them subtly, in the process winning your heart. Friendship, parenthood, relationship, therapist-patient bond, chemo pals; it takes a look at everything that matters. JGL is brilliant in his portrayal of an eccentric but wise guy, who learns a few lessons along the way. Loved it. Absolutely loved Seth Rogen too. Kyle and Adam had some memorable sequences together. This movie will touch you.
Watching this the first time, I'd probably have given this a 2.5, I just found all the characters except the protagonist really annoying. But the film improved by leaps and bounds. That the characters seem annoying and unhelpful for about 95% of the film is sort of the point: just like the main character, I only saw them for their failing to help, not all the effort they put in trying to help in this really difficult situation. This movie almost isn't even about cancer; more generally, it's about appreciating people for their intentions, not just the end result.
Pleasantly surprised by this. Solid performances by all present (even Seth Rogan manages to contain his usually vulgar brand of humour), and the pacing is virtually flawless. Both heartbreaking and funny, see why Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the best young actors around at the moment.
Much like the title, I am 50/50 on whether or not I liked this film. On one hand Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows tremendous potential in his acting abilities and there is no doubt that I appreciate the personal struggle his character portrayed. On the other hand, there were times when I felt somewhat apathetic to the events unfolding in the story. I didn't quite have the emotional connection I think the director had intended, whether by my own fault or at the overall development of the story. I'll have to think about this for a bit and come back to this one.
Geen idee of u het al gemerkt heb, maar de voorbije jaren heeft kanker zich in televisiewereld uit de taboezone gewerkt. Series zoals ‘The Big C’ (aanrader!) en ‘Breaking bad’ toonden dat televisie over kanker niet altijd banale, doordeweekse weepies moeten opleveren, maar dat de ziekte de motor kan zijn van oprechte en intense cinema. Met ‘50/50’ komt er nu ook een film over het gevreesde K-woord in de zalen én het is er eentje die meer gemeen heeft met de geslepen komedies van James L. Brooks en Judd Apatow (‘Knocked up’) dan met banale tranentrekkers zoals het Cameron Diaz debacle ‘My sister’s Keeper’.
De wereld van de jonge en gedreven radioreporter Adam (Joseph Gordon Levitt is opnieuw in opmerkelijke…
A perfect dramedy. Funny and moving, with strong performances all around.