Joseph-Gordon Levitt is a writer for public radio in his late twenties whose life is turned upside down by a diagnosis of a rare form of spinal cancer. With the help of his friends, family, and therapist at a cancer center, he sets out to beat the disease.
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Pretty solid. Narratively the progression of Levitt's condition felt a little clunky but when the film hits it really hits on the target mostly thanks to Levitt's performance. Most people seemed bothered by Seth Rogen's presence but unlike his other films this one felt pretty critical of his usual character. Others complain about Kendrick but for me she was never an issue. Worth seeing.
Why don't 3.5s exist again? Ugh. Angelica Huston almost steals the show. Levitt is fine, Kendrick is solid, Rogen is okay. Nothing quite interesting in the script aside its characters. It's entertaining, if kind of forgettable. The heart of the piece saves me from giving it a 3. It's a 4/5, but barely.
littered with cliches and more than a whiff of misogyny, whatever cred 50/50 had as a sentiment-free, "anti-cancer movie" is quickly eroded as you realize every beat of the story is telegraphed in giant, boldfaced type. dudes learn to be affectionate to each other. cancer guy gets quirky, understanding girl & reconnects with his mom. all is well. all is boring.
Millennial masculinity represented as if from the post-adolescent 'Superbad' frame with the added catalyst of a life-threatening condition. Two friends of questionable maturity are thrust into facing the reality of mortality whilst contending with the mundane in-between. Comedy drama territory akin to 'Little Miss Sunshine' and 'Crazy Stupid Love'; which still holds up on repeat viewing. Definitely above average.
i always consider this movie as a sequel of (500) Days of Summers,nonton 50/50 berasa kayak nonton sekuel (500) days of summer,dimana Tom Hansen putus cinta ama Autumn,ganti pekerjaan dari arsitek jadi orang radio,ganti nama dari tom ansen jadi Adam,pacaran ama pelukis,habis itu kena kanker,etc-etc dan wow!,filmnya keren gila!,seth rogen juga keren mainnya disini..PS:Patrick Swazye dah mati om!