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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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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)

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

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$34,963,967 (USA) (16 December 2011)
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50/50 (2011) is Joseph Gordon-Levitt's second film beginning with the numbers 5-0. He previously starred in (500) Days of Summer (2009) in 2009. Levitt was nominated for the Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Comedy film for both movies, and both films earned a second nomination as Best Comedy at the same award. See more »

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When Adam and Kyle destroy Rachael's painting it goes from being clearly torn apart by both an ax and knives in one shot to being whole again when they try to set it on fire. See more »

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Adam: I want this to be over. I'm so fucking tired of being sick... if this surgery doesn't work, that's it -
[crying]
Adam: I've never been to fucking Canada or told a girl I love her... it sounds stupid.
Katherine: No. It doesn't.
Adam: I'm sorry I was such an asshole.
Katherine: I was the asshole. I was so totally unprepared for you. This job is really hard. If I fuck up, I could ruin someone's whole life.
Adam: I guess we're both beginners at this.
Katherine: [smiles] Yeah.
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Featured in The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012) See more »

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Considering it as one of my fav movies
1 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

50/50 has pretty much everything an amazing movie like this can offer. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and you'll come out of the theater very satisfied. I cried for about a whole straight 20 minutes in total and laughed or glued my eyes to the screen the rest of the time. This movie will make you not only appreciate all the work went into it, but it will make you appreciate life itself. It is so brutally realistic. Joseph Gordon Levitt and Seth Rogen are a great duo and the supporting cast does a great job as well. This movie was made with respect for its viewers. It takes something so serious and so taboo to laugh at and makes it a comedy and a drama. It exceeds in both genres. If I am correct, this movie is somewhat based on the Screenwriter's life who also went through something very similar and most of the events in the film are based on things he had to go through as he also got cancer in his 20s.

Go see 50/50! You will not regret it at all! I am considering it for one of my favorite movies, but I think that is just a bit too soon as I need to have multiple viewings to judge if a movie is one of my favorites. I can guarantee one thing. 50/50 is an instant classic!


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