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In a nutshell, “50/50” is movie about an otherwise average 27-year-old guy named Adam who gets diagnosed with cancer, and what happens to his life and the folks in it when faced with 50/50 odds of survival.
Unlike among the generic, forgettable fare that Hollywood churns out each year, this film is something special. With an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick and Anjelica Huston, you’re going to actually care in regards to the characters, get swept up within the story and in reality feel something while you walk out. “50/50” is among the best movies I’ve seen this year, and listed here are a couple of the reason why will probably be one among your favorites besides.
It’s Not A Remake, Reboot, Or YA Novel AdaptationThis is an original story in line with actual events, inspired by writer Will Reiser’s battle with cancer and the way his family and friends handled it. A kind of friends is Seth Rogen, who has said that all of them noticed that Reiser, who was just 25 on the time of his diagnosis, was dropping pounds and never looking well, until he finally broke the scoop to everyone in an excessively nonchalant, unbelievable way, similar to the way it plays out within the film.
An A-List Cast That DeliversThe actors within the film are almost perfect. Seth Rogen continues to be his likable goofball self, but a more relatable, subdued version. Anna Kendrick is very good because the cautious, by-the-book psychologist, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is solely so good he never looks as if he’s acting. He just IS the nature. Also Bryce Dallas Howard is superb as just about the worst girlfriend ever. I’D have liked to peer much more of Anjelica Huston as Levitt’s character’s mom, however; she was just a little underused.
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