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50/50 (2011) [DVD]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt , Seth Rogen , Jonathan Levine    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Anjelica Huston, Bryce Dalllas Howard
  • Directors: Jonathan Levine
  • Format: PAL, Anamorphic, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Sound
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Lions Gate Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Mar 2012
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005VC5CIW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,646 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Offbeat comedy about a young man coming to terms with cancer. Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as Adam, a sweet-natured radio scriptwriter in his late twenties who is diagnosed with a rare form of spinal cancer and given a 50/50 chance of survival. With the help of his girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard), his best friend (Seth Rogen), his mother (Angelica Huston), and a trainee therapist at the cancer clinic (Anna Kendrick), Adam begins to discover what really matters in life.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Brick; Hesher) and Seth Rogen (Knocked Up; Pineapple Express) star in this biographical Comedy Drama, (based on a true story) about 27 yr-old Adam (Gordon-Levitt)'s efforts to beat the odds when he is diagnosed with cancer. Co-starring Anna Kendrick (Twilight; Up in the Air) as his inexperienced therapist and Anjelica Huston (The Dead; Prizzi's Honour; The Addams Family) as his smothering mother, it's an honest yet hysterically funny account of a young man's journey towards healing.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 50/50 24 Feb 2012
By JoshuaAJB VINE VOICE
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50/50 is a great film that masterfully mixes some genuine laughs together with some truly touching moments. As other reviews have stated, this film is about a young man's struggle with cancer.

What makes this film stand out for me personally was not the comedic elements, but the poignant heartfelt moments, such as when he tells his mother. It was these scenes that I truly appreciated, and it was done well as I was very much able to empathise. Gordon Levitt should also be commended for putting in a wonderful performance.

At times however, I felt the pace was a bit slow and Seth Rogen's character could have been better portrayed by a less stereotypical actor.

In summary however, if you want a great drama, with the occasional laugh, I highly recommend this film.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars had me in tears (SPOILERS) 21 Jun 2012
By love reading TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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(I hate putting spoilers in a review and I avoid doing so at all costs but I don't know how else to write this; but I'll try to minimise the damage as much as possible.)

This is a lovely film that had me laughing and crying throughout. I thought the actor who played Adam was very credible and convincing and did an excellent job of portraying his changing array of emotions. It was this sensitive depiction of his emotions that made the film so convincing and real. He also seemed so absolutely helpless and hopeless yet he still possessed huge strength when dealing with his girlfriend and his bleak future.
I also loved the way the film handled the emotions of those around him. At first I was angered at everyone's selfishness about his cancer and how they made a lot of how it was affecting them but then I realised that was what made the film special and that was its real theme. I loved when he found Kyle's book and knew undoubtedly that beneath the selfishness and bravado, Kyle was coping as best as he could. It also showed me that his family/friends didn't know how to cope and it showed their pain and awkwardness about his cancer. I loved the way the film dealt with his operation and the Pearl Jam background music made it all the more poignant.
This was a very moving and touching film that dealt with an awful subject in a very real and different way. I thoroughly enjoyed this and the humour lifted the intensity. Not a light bit of entertainment but very well done.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for what it is 20 Mar 2012
By Dragon0303 VINE VOICE
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This isn't the sort of movie I'd normally watch and the subject matter is bound to be something that a lot of people have an issue with as regards this being touted, at least in part, as a comedy. But despite all this I found it very watchable, if not great. The performances were very good, I only really knew Seth Rogen before this and got pretty much what I expected from him, but the lead was very natural in what was probably quite a demanding role, although he didn't appear to be as emotional throughout as I might have expected, but since it's stated that this is based on a true story I'm assuming this was fully intended.

As long as this reaches its target audience; those looking for a touching drama with comedy elements rather than an out and out comedy, I'm sure it'll be highly appreciated.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 50/50 3 Jun 2013
Format:DVD
50/50 is a well made film with a genuine heartfelt story. I really got into the character playing the cancer sufferer Joseph Gordon-Levett. He plays the part brilliantly as a guy who doesn't want any sympathy, he just wants to move on.
The support cast are also great and give the story a good mix of happy, sad and angry emotions.
I enjoyed this movie and recommend this for anyone who likes a bit of humour with some mixed emotions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Feel good comedy. 5 May 2013
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This is a good little feel good comedy film about illness and friends. Great watch if your in need of a comedy feel good film.

7/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars would recommend 23 Mar 2013
By emilyj
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although the film has a serious storyline, any film with seth rogen in is amazing! I loved the humour, despite the seriousness of the story.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 50/50 15 Mar 2013
By Paul J
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Heartwarming story and a down to earth look at how the main character deals with finding out he has cancer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT 5 Feb 2013
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One of Seth Rogan's best films...I often find him a little irritating and he often plays the same guy but I liked him in this. Joseph Gordon-levitt is brilliant as always and it really is heart warming and funny. Even my boyfriend loved it and he's a bit more into 'man' films as he calls them (I assuming batman and anything with blood and guns fits this description). Very good would definitely recommend!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
Fantastic movie, very moving. and show's the happy & sad stories of cancer. great movie to watch, very enjoyable and as i say very moving. Read more
Published 1 month ago by adamtwd
4.0 out of 5 stars A very emotional comedy drama
50/50 is a very engaging comedy drama staring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a young man who finds out he is suffering from cancer and that has a 50/50 chance of beating it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gatekeeper197
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I caught half of this film on TV whilst on holiday and had to get the DVD to see it all. It's a difficult subject to tackle in a comedy but this film manages it very well, (at... Read more
Published 3 months ago by prmats
4.0 out of 5 stars A moving black comedy
A wonderful and moving black comedy about a young man Adam (played by the always excellent Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who has cancer. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gadfly
5.0 out of 5 stars 100/100
I definitely was not 50/50 about whether or not I liked this movie, I LOVED it!!
Anything with Joseph Gordon-Levitt tends to be good but this movie was great in the way it... Read more
Published 4 months ago by ComedyLover
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre
I bought this because it looked good from the trailer, unfortunately they'd obviously picked the best parts of the film for it. Uneventful storyline and disappointing ending.
Published 5 months ago by Hughesy
5.0 out of 5 stars very moving
Great film, based on a true story. Definitely not what I expected but really enjoyed it, great portrayal of how different people cope with uncertain news.
Published 5 months ago by L A Ostenson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Film
Fantastic film. Deserves a lot more attention than it received. Not a comedy (as advertised) but still managed a lot of laughs despite the subject matter.
Published 6 months ago by Marly Z
3.0 out of 5 stars Yeh There Are Some Funny Scenes.
There are some funny scenes courtesy of Seth Rogen who always delivers in comedies.
Some parts of the film, eg the protagonist's girlfriend doing the dirty on him are, (to... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Richie77777
5.0 out of 5 stars Oppression is in the Bathroom
Joseph Gordon-Levitt who has played very colorful quirky characters, now plays a rather dull Adam, a man who plays by the rules and still gets cancer at an early age because he has... Read more
Published 8 months ago by The Movie Guy
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