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Monday 28 November 2011

VIEWED: 50/50

My recommendation for this one was...

"If 50/50 is half as moving as the trailer looks, then I would say it's a must see."

It was.

50/50 is the story of a 27 year old man, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who is diagnosed with cancer. Despite the serious subject matter, the film depicts the cancer journey and its effects on the individual and the ones close to him with humour and compassion.  What I noticed is that everyone's reaction to the cancer was different.

Though 50/50 was a bit slow at first there were some great performances. Gordon-Levitt is honest and real.  Angelica Houston is always great.  She was perfect as Gordon-Levitt's mother.  And, though Rogen continues to play what is now expected of Rogen in every role: the immature, goofy side-kick, in 50/50 it worked, well.

Because everyone has been touched by cancer in some way, this film is relevant.

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