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5.0 out of 5 stars balances the divide between sadness and comedy with consummate ease, 5 Jan 2013
This review is from: 50/50 (2011) [DVD] (DVD)
It could be called crass and insensitive but 50/50 is about as accurate a depiction of a 20-something getting cancer without being over-sentimental and manipulative. Based on the real life experiences of Will Reiser, a cancer survivor helped through it by Seth Rogen. It's no surprise then that Rogen is on the best form of his life as Kyle, playing a character that is loud and obnoxious but shows a clear love for his best friend. Joseph Gordon Levitt plays Adam, the sufferer of cancer and seeing his character fail to cope with the disease and his support network had me emotionally wrecked. Maybe it's because I saw a lot of myself in Adam as a fellow 20-something who works in radio that elevated this film so high. But, there can be nothing more said about 50/50 than it balances the divide between sadness and comedy with consummate ease. It joins a small and illustrious list of greats that can bring joy and great sadness without being gaudy, mawkish or sentimental.
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