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50/50 (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  30 September 2011 (USA)
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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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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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Rated R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

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30 September 2011 (USA)  »

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I'm with Cancer  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,644,095 (USA) (30 September 2011)

Gross:

$34,963,967 (USA) (16 December 2011)
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During a 2011 interview with "The A. V. Club," Anna Kendrick said that, while on the set, she often referred to her character as "the worst therapist in the world." See more »

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Road signs, including One Way and Do Not Enter, have no text as they are Canadian road signs. The film is set in Seattle, Washington, USA. See more »

Quotes

Rachael: Why am I the bad guy?
Kyle: Because you're his girlfriend, you cheated on him, and he has fucking cancer, you lunatic!
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References Today (1952) See more »

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Days Gone Down (Still Got the Light in Your Eyes)
Written by Gerry Rafferty
Performed by Gerry Rafferty
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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this movie gets it
1 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As someone who was diagnosed with cancer two years ago (non-small cell lung cancer--and a nonsmoker to boot!) I've been through the gantlet, from 4 different kinds of chemo, several surgeries, and a wide variety of medical care from indifferent to deeply caring. So, trust me when I tell you, that this movie gets it.

It gets what it is like to receive a horrific diagnosis out of the blue, the numbness and shock of dealing with it, the well meaning friends and acquaintances who say the stupidest things ("every time I feel sorry for myself, I just think of you..."), and those friends who really become your rock as you go through the miasma of treatment and try to still make your life have meaning. Again, this movie gets it.

Joseph Gordon Levitt and Seth Rogen deserve high praise for the honesty that they bring to their performances. There was not a false note anywhere. The rest of the cast is terrific as well. I plan to see it again when it is released in a month.

This is a quiet film but it packs a great deal of power. I thought the humor was wonderfully placed, because without humor, life with cancer is unbearable. As too many folks know so well. Go see it and be entertained and learn a bit and rejoice in life even with cancer.


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