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Running Time:
1 hour, 39 minutes

Rating: R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.

Rating Explanation:
for language throughout, sexual content and some drug use/

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
A poignant and incredibly funny take on a potentially traumatic experience.

Additional Info:
Added DVD Features: Audio commentary with Seth Rogen, director Jonathan Levine, and writer Will Reiser; Deleted scenes; The story of 50/50; Life inspires art; Seek and destroy.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Adam
Seth Rogen ... Kyle
Anna Kendrick ... Katherine
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Rachael
Anjelica Huston ... Diane
Serge Houde ... Richard
Andrew Airlie ... Dr. Ross
Matt Frewer ... Mitch
Philip Baker Hall ... Alan

 50/50 Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt  "Inception") is diagnosed with rare form of cancer and given a fifty percent survival rate. Adamís best friend, Kyle (Seth Rogen "The Green Hornet"), is a stoner who shares his medical marijuana prescription with his friend and takes him out to hit on women. Kyle sometimes tries to lighten the tension and help Adam cope with disease, but he can also be uncaring and selfish, such as when he ends up on Adamís couch naked with a girl that he met the night before.

When Adam invites his parents over for dinner to tell them about his condition, his mother (Anjelica Huston "Prizzi's Honor") almost immediately informs him that sheís moving in. It's because of scenes like this, that nothing about the film feels either melodramatic or phony. Every moment is set firmly in reality. While both Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air"), who plays Adamís therapist, and Bryce Dallas Howard ("The Help"), who plays Adamís girlfriend, are both remarkable in crucial supporting roles, itís Anjelica Huston who steals every scene sheís in.

50/50 has not only strong characters, but strong connections between the characters that builds a perfect ensemble cast. There isnít a weak link in the chain. With a flawless cast, perfect script and impeccable direction by Jonathan Levine ("The Wackness"), this is undoubtedly one of the best movies of the year.


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