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50/50 (2011)

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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.

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Jonathan Levine

Writer:

Will Reiser
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Adam
Seth Rogen ... Kyle
Anna Kendrick ... Katherine
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Rachael
Anjelica Huston ... Diane
Serge Houde ... Richard - Alzheimer Dad
Andrew Airlie ... Dr. Ross
Matt Frewer ... Mitch
Philip Baker Hall ... Alan
Donna Yamamoto ... Dr. Walderson
Sugar Lyn Beard ... Susan
Yee Jee Tso ... Dr. Lee
Sarah Smyth ... Jenny
Peter Kelamis ... Phil
Jessica Parker Kennedy ... Jackie
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Storyline

Adam is a 27 year old writer of radio programs and is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer. With the help of his best friend, his mother, and a young therapist at the cancer center, Adam learns what and who the most important things in his life are. Written by Calikeane

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It takes a pair to beat the odds

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Cancer Comedy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,644,095, 2 October 2011

Gross USA:

$35,014,192

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,187,783
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

James McAvoy was cast as Adam, but had to drop out due to personal conflicts. Joseph Gordon-Levitt replaced him after being called by Seth Rogen less than a week before shooting was scheduled to start. He accepted the role just two days before. See more »

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When Adam is running in Seattle at the beginning of the film, the Lion's Gate Bridge in Vancouver, BC is seen in the background. See more »

Quotes

Adam: I see. So, have you had very many patients? Or...
Katherine: My patient history is not...
Adam: I'm your first patient, aren't I?
Katherine: No. No, not at all.
Adam: Second?
Katherine: [laughs] No.
Adam: Third?
Adam: [Katherine rubs her hands together] Wow, okay, third. How are the first two doing?
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Features Planet Earth (2006) See more »

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High and Dry
Written by Thom Yorke (as Thomas Edward Yorke), Ed O'Brien (as Edward John O'Brien), Colin Greenwood (as Colin Charles Greenwood), Jonny Greenwood (as Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood), Phil Selway (as Philip James Selway)
Performed by Radiohead
Courtesy of EMI Records LTD.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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It is a nice film
23 December 2012 | by damn-ethSee all my reviews

50/50 ; the novel of a man who infected with cancer, he doesn't use car since being dangerous and risk of death. Leadind actor Adam, even when he crosses the street, he waits the green light is on. He has unhappy relationship is about to finish. Joseph Gordon Levitt acts Adam's role. And the event named the film : The Adam 's chance of getting over %50. From the moment he learns the disease, he passes four period as emotional. Gangrene relationship, illness father, paranoid mother, close friend and therapist accompany him in these periods. First period is negligence : everything is OK. Director shows us people can be selfish with the behavior of mother and deceptive girlfriend. When he know that his girlfriend is cheating, he pass second period : anger. Of course, we can see it in therapy séance. In this period, side effects of chemotherapy is seen. During the chemotherapy, he meets a friend and his friend dies. With this death, he passes the third period : emotional upset. He learns that therapy doesn't answer the purpose, he should get surgery. This event affects him, too. I think his nervous breakdown in car, in terms of acting, is successful. Due to nervous breakdown, he passes the last period : acceptance. These events develops very fast. Anyway, you can see the last of the film when watching it. It is a nice film.


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