|Theatrical Movie Poster (2011)|
While the film has it's funny moments, it treats its subject matter with respect and integrity. Adam's reaction to his diagnosis is genuine and realistic, giving the film a level of credibility. Kyle's plan to use Adam's cancer to help get laid is only a cover for his fear of losing his best friend. His mother has to worry about her son, but take care of her husband, who has Alzheimer's. When Rachael is discovered cheating, Kyle helps Adam take out his anger while destroying a painting she made for him. The relationship between Adam and Katherine starts of as patient/doctor scenario, but it obviously grows into something more.
Director Jonathan Levine keeps the film well balanced, not too funny and not too sappy. Levine's previous film THE WACKNESS was one of my favorite films of 2008. With his film, he continues with entertaining audiences while simultaneously telling stories of human interests.
50/50 is a touching, funny, emotionally-filled film that movie audiences can relate to. This a heartfelt film that should get a Oscar nomination nod, but knowing Hollywood, it may be looked over. Hopefully you, my faithful readers, will go check it out and tell your friends about it. Highly recommended!!
50/50 is currently playing in theaters nationwide, including at the Camera Cinemas here in the South Bay. To view showtimes, visit their website at www.cameracinemas.com
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