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50/50

(DVD - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Inspired by personal experiences, an original story about friendship, love, survival, and finding humor in unlikely places. Two best friends' lives change when one of them is diagnosed with cancer.
Publisher: [United States] : Summit Entertainment, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternate Title: Fifty/fifty [DVD]

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Inspired by personal experiences, an original story about friendship, love, survival, and finding humor in unlikely places. Two best friends' lives change when one of them is diagnosed with cancer.


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Nov 05, 2014
  • tgwilliams rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Starts with Joseph Gordon-Levitt jogging down through Stanley Park sea wall in Vancouver, B.C.

Jun 22, 2014
  • gage2010 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Gordon-Levitt, Rogen, and Kendrick make this comedic tearjerker worth watching. Each actor brings something nice to the movie without blowing it out of proportion. These characters are dimensional and remind you of the important things in life: friends and family.
A huge theme of this movie is don't let anything hold you back (whether it be love or cancer, it applies to all.)
A must watch!

This movie is billed as a comedy, but it's actually a real tearjerker. I was bawling by the end of it. So it's probably not for you if you're looking for something light and funny, but I really enjoyed it anyway. The characters and the story seemed very realistic and there was no attempt to sugarcoat things. Seth Rogen was honestly the weakest link here - his antics seemed a bit out of place in a movie about cancer.

Apr 03, 2014
  • CatherineTaormina rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it!

Mar 14, 2014
  • kah_chan rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I truly enjoyed this movie about suffering cancer and true friendship. The dynamic exchange of dialogues between Seth Rogen and Joseph G-L was fun and somehow touching near the end. You can not imagine a better friend like that during a situation where people just freaked out about you.

Let's hope we all take good care of our good friends during the most difficult time in life.

Feb 10, 2014
  • VRMurphy rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This completely exceeded my expectations. The cancer issue is dealt with realistically, the friendship between the men rings absolutely true, and all of the characters are well-written as actual human beings. Funny bits, sad bits, and overall well worth your time.

Jan 27, 2014
  • SusannahElf rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The previews make this look like kind of a goofy movie but in fact it has a lot to say about cancer and how it affects a person's life. There isn't a lot of detail about the physical aspects of chemo. Instead the focus is on the main character's relationships. We all know that there is a lot of ambivalence in even the best relationships, and that crises can amplify things. Whether or not the end result is more closeness or a complete implosion depends on the good will of the people involved. This is beautifully illustrated here. The acting is solid, and the writing is right on the money, which isn't surprising since the screenwriter himself has had cancer and knows whereof he speaks.

Nov 22, 2013
  • EastVanVegan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Some good laughs, and genuine humanity, but most importantly, it has none of the melodramatic acting that has become the norm in a lot of movies. I've added 1.5 stars to my original rating, b/c I have now watched it 3x AND now want to own the blu ray. Bonus: it was shot in Vancouver.

Jun 13, 2013
  • velloxal rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sad movie. It's always hard to find out someone close is sick. Determination to cure yourself and help from others can do wonders. Sometimes you can beat the odds.

May 15, 2013
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Unexpectedly, I really enjoyed this movie. It was an original, heart felt movie. Best of all was the friendship between the main characters.

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Jun 22, 2014
  • gage2010 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

gage2010 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Apr 23, 2012
  • nadian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 26, 2013
  • ncs1961 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: gratuitous & much of it unecessary

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