50/50 (2011) Poster


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MPAA Rated R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug use

Sex & Nudity

  • One brief sex scene (about 15 seconds). No nudity.
  • A man is having sex with a woman. It is very brief, but the woman's breast is shown from the side.
  • A man takes a shower, but no nudity is shown.
  • Some mentions of sex using the f-word, and talk about sex positions.
  • A few crude jokes

Violence & Gore

  • A surgical wound is prominently seen and discussed.
  • Some instances of emotional distress, yelling, arguing, shouting.


  • No profanity directed toward any groups of people, Other Than Women.
  • 65 uses of "fuck", 1 use of "cunt" and "whore", 14 uses of "ass", 23 uses of "shit"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Cancer patients eat baked goods made with marijuana.
  • A character is too drunk to drive.
  • Some marijuana smoking (once in a bong briefly.)
  • Two characters go to a bar and are seen drinking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The film has an overall somber tone, although there are many comedic moments. The themes of death are prevalent throughout.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scene where Adam is about to go to surgery may make you cry, as he hugs his mom tightly while crying before being given anaesthesia.

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