My wife and went to see 50/50 for our anniversary last Tuesday, and I’m just now getting around to reviewing it. Thus proving that you have absolutely NO time when raising an infant.
Anyhow, 50/50 is a movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Adam Lerner and Seth Rogen as Kyle, Adam’s best friend. Not long into the movie Adams learns that he has a rare form of cancer and the film documents his struggle with this disease.
Rogan’s character in this movie is the same as every other character he’s ever played. A drunk that wants only to get laid. Is Seth Rogan capable of playing a character who is not absessed with getting laid and being drunk all the time? This is who he is in every fucking movie I’ve seen him in, including the Green Hornet, which is supposed to be a comic book movie.
As for the movie itself, I was surprised to find that this movie is more of a drama than a comedy. The commercials I saw on TV show a lot of funny parts and Seth Rogan is in it, so I figured is was supposed to be a comedy.
It’s a pretty serious movie about a young man fighting against a terminal disease with some funny parts sprinkled in. That being said, the transition from serious to funny and back again is done very well in this movie and Gordon-Levitt nails the part of someone struggling with cancer.
Anjelica Huston plays a supporting role as Adam’s mother and Anna Kendrick does a very good job as Adam’s very inexperienced (right out of college) shrink. Bryce Dallas Howard plays Adam’s despicable girlfriend, who is anything but supportive during Adam’s journey.
I really enjoyed this film and recommend it to anyone who has reasonable taste in movies (like me).