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. —IMDb
Jonathan A. Levine (born 18 June 1976 in New York City) is an American film director and screenwriter. Levine won the Audience Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival for his film The Wackness. In January 2010, it was announced that he will direct a project entitled Warm Bodies. It is based on a novel with the same name from writer Isaac Marion. Levine was also director Paul Schrader’s assistant for a time before his own directorial career took off. —Wikipedia
I had high hopes for this film, but even the talented Joseph Gordon-Levitt could not make up for the shallow writing, undeveloped characters, and empty plot. All of the women in this film exist to be fucked, romanced, or ignored. The talented Angelica Houston plays a nagging mother, with other women only entering in a man's world to spread their legs or light the stove. Seth Rogen plays his usual stoner self.
I don't think he is tbh. Kendick's character comes across as a shallow doctor who ends up with her own patient. Sad rather than romantic. Rogen playis the asshole the whole time except wait he read a book about cancer so now he's the ultimate best friend, while if someone can't stand being with someone with such a serious disease then it's a worthless bitch (ok she had been behaving in a wrong way but damn don't they go a little TOO heavy on her? Destroying her things? Seriously?)
Just about everyone agrees that 50/50 manages its “tricky tonal balance” well. But not everyone agrees as to who’s responsible.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director: Jonathan Levine
Writer: Will Reiser
Seth Rogen… read review
50/50 seems to be in a genre of films that shouldn’t exist. To label it a “cancer comedy” should seem to condemn it to a series of films too contradictory to be of quality (Judd Apatow’s “Funny People”… read review
When I first saw the trailer for Jonathan Levine’s 50/50, I knew that it was going to bring me to, if not close to, tears. For it hits close to home as I myself have a friend… read review