Wednesday, October 12, 2011
50/50 a compassionately humorous movie
Who would have thought a movie about Cancer would be humorous?
Cancer is both sad and scary. Yet the filmakers of 50/50 dealt with compassion, finding humor in small details..
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis in this new comedy directed by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness). Inspired by personal experiences, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places.
In spite of his healthy lifestyle, Adam (Gordon-Levitt) receives shocking news that he has a rare form of cancer. In complete denial at first, he relies on his annoying yet humorous best friend Kyle (Rogen), his family and a young medical student, Katie (Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air) for moral and psychological support as he comes to terms with his condition and gathers the courage to fight for his life.
50/50 is the story of a guy's transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health—drawing its emotional core from writer Will Reiser's own experience with cancer and reminding us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers. Also starring Anjelica Huston. Official Web Site
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston