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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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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The opening scenes, featuring Gordon-Levitt jogging show him passing VFS - Vancouver Film School on Hastings Street, downtown Vancouver, British Columbia - supporting actor Seth Rogan's hometown. See more »

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When Adam tells Kyle he has a tumor, Kyle says, "Well are you going to be okay?" and his mouth doesn't move, then after that he says, "What are your chances?" and it almost overlaps. See more »

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Adam: You should go.
Rachael: [Kissing him] I don't want to go. I want to stay here with you.
Adam: No, seriously... you need to get the fuck off my porch.
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References Total Recall (1990) See more »

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Yellow Ledbetter
Written by Jeff Ament (as Jeffrey Ament), Mike McCready (as Michael McCready) and Eddie Vedder
Performed by Pearl Jam
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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