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Title: 50/50
Director: Jonathan Levine
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick & Bryce Dallas Howard
100 Min./ USA / Drama, Comedy

3.50 out of 5
Reviewed by: Sieto Kooijker

Certain subjects are always difficult to make fun of. The subject of this movie, cancer, is such a subject. Debuting screenwriter Will Reiser succeeded quite well in creating a script for this movie. It has a beautiful airy approach to this serious subject.

The 27-year-old Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has a perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a great job as a writer for radio programs and has the best friend he could ever wish for, Kyle (Seth Rogen). But when Adam’s back continues to hurt, he discovers that he has a rare and potentially fatal form of cancer. His life changes from one day to another into a drama. His life of entertainment, sports, etc. suddenly becomes a life of chemotherapy and therapy sessions by the far too young and always optimistic therapist Katherine. And it only gets worse when it appears that his girlfriend is cheating on him. Fortunately, he has his best friend Kyle to support him through everything.

50/50 is a successful film about a difficult subject. It has managed to bridge the gap between comedy and drama without being disrespectful, partly because of the acting of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It is a funny, touching and original story about friendship, love and survival. The role of Seth Rogen is a cheerful note and a nice addition for the movie. All in all a good movie.

Reviewed by: Sieto Kooijker

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