Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  99 min.
Release Date: September 30, 2011
DVD: January 24, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 4.16
based on 1620 votes and 392 reviews
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Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston, Philip Baker Hall


At 27, Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has a pretty good life. He has a great job writing for radio, a beautiful artist girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard) and a crazy best friend, Kyle (Seth Rogen), who makes sure things are never dull. But when Adam gets his ongoing agonizing back pain checked out, he's told he has a large tumor on his spine from a possibly fatal form of cancer.

He reluctantly tells his mother (Anjelica Huston), who freaks out. His girlfriend starts acting strangely and Kyle uses Adam's condition to lure girls into sympathy sex.

While undergoing chemo, he's assigned to a young therapist, Katherine (Anna Kendrick), and discovers he's only her third patient, which doesn't give him much confidence in her. Things just seem to go from bad to worse, until Adam starts looking at what the people around him are going through, and how much he means to them.

Director: Jonathan Levine
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen
Screenplay: Will Reiser
Official Site: 50-50TheMovie.com

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  • 5 stars "it was great movie! joesph gordon - levitt was very good in this role my brother is going through a similiar situation and he says can completely relate to jgl's character. seth rogen was good usually i can't stand him but i like his character he fit it very well the comic relief but not over the top. anna kendrick was great she was very cute and charming because of her i wann be a therapist. everyone else was great too. i highly recommend this movie if you have someone who has cancer or you do or if you're looking for that balances humor and heart masterfully."
  • 3 stars "emotional ride. good performances."
  • 4 stars "amazing movie!!!!"