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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.

Director:

Jonathan Levine

Writer:

Will Reiser
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 12 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Adam
Seth Rogen ... Kyle
Anna Kendrick ... Katherine
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Rachael
Anjelica Huston ... Diane
Serge Houde ... Richard - Alzheimer Dad
Andrew Airlie ... Dr. Ross
Matt Frewer ... Mitch
Philip Baker Hall ... Alan
Donna Yamamoto ... Dr. Walderson
Sugar Lyn Beard ... Susan
Yee Jee Tso ... Dr. Lee
Sarah Smyth ... Jenny
Peter Kelamis ... Phil
Jessica Parker Kennedy ... Jackie
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It takes a pair to beat the odds

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm with Cancer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,644,095, 2 October 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,014,192, 29 December 2011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,187,783, 29 December 2011
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is Joseph Gordon-Levitt's second film beginning with the numbers 50. He previously starred in (500) Days of Summer (2009). Gordon-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 ceremony. See more »

Goofs

While set in Seattle the movie was filmed in Vancouver. In one of the opening scenes when Adam and Kyle are walking down the street there is a sign in the background for Lotto 6/49 which is a Canadian lottery. See more »

Quotes

[Adam is getting chemotherapy]
Alan: Want a macaroon?
Adam: Thanks. I'm alright.
Alan: [whispering] There's weed in 'em.
Adam: I don't do weed.
Alan: C'mon. Just get high with us!
[Adam reluctantly eats a macaroon]
Mitch: How old are you?
Adam: Twenty-seven.
Alan: That's just the worst. A perfectly good youth wasted.
[...]
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Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.42 (2012) See more »

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Simplicity
Written by F. Préjan
Performed by Harmony & Balance
Courtesy of Countdown Media, GmbH
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Considering it as one of my fav movies
1 October 2011 | by xfirerushxSee 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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