Inspired by a true story and the real life experiences of writer and cancer survivor Will Reiser, 50/50 is a funny film that mixes comedy with the most serious kind of topic. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogan are solid actors well-suited for both comedy and drama.
When 27 year old Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is diagnosed with cancer, his life suddenly changes dramatically: his girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard) distances herself from him and his best friend (Seth Rogen) encourages him to start using cancer to attract girls.
It sounds as though the film could be very sad but director Jonathan Levine controversially blends a sad subject matter with a light touch of comedy, so the audience can experience tears of sadness as well as tears of laughter.
Release date: 25 November 2011:
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogan, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston