Saturday, October 1, 2011

Movie Review: 50/50

I really liked this movie. It was both funny and heartwarming, and had great performances by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anna Kendrick. It is about a 27 year old man (Gordon-Levitt) who finds out that he has a cancerous tumor on his spine. While he is trying to stay calm and not freak out, he has to deal with the reactions from the people in his life. His girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard, who keeps getting prettier and prettier in every movie she's in) doesn't know how to handle it and ends up cheating on him, his best friend (Rogen) uses his cancer to try to get both of them laid, and his mom (Anjelica Huston) constantly worries. The adorable Anna Kendrick plays a psychologist in training and has JGL as her third patient. The best scenes in the movie are the ones with JGL and Rogen, with my favorite being the one where Rogen's character busts BDH's character for cheating on JGL. "This is what I like to call Exhibit Whore!"  While this movie has its hilarious moments, it also has its really sad moments. There is a point in the movie where a minor character dies and I couldn't help but cry. He doesn't have a very big role, but in the scene before they show him in a really sweet moment with his wife, so it just really made me sad. I have quite a few family members who have had cancer, but they have all been survivors, thank goodness. My rating: 8/10

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