• 50/50 (2011)


Release Date: September 30th, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 24th, 2012

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has always tried to take good care of his health, so it comes as a cruel surprise when he learns that he has malignant tumors along his spine. His doctor gives him a 50/50 chance of survival, but Adam tries to remain upbeat, though his mother (Anjelica Huston) and his friend Kyle (Seth Rogen), react badly to the news. Adam starts seeing a therapist (Anna Kendrick), but their relationship threatens to cross the boundary between doctor and patient.

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Philip Baker Hall, Anjelica Huston, Serge Houde, Andrew Airlie

Director: Jonathan Levine

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Point Grey

Distributors: Summit Entertainment

Keywords: Father, 2010s, Friendship, Emotional, Hilarious, Heartwarming, Mother, Best friend, Love, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's half hilarious, half serious; all poignant. show more

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Reiser has written his characters with an indelible sweetness and vulnerability, which allows the cast to deliver performances with some depth. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The best parts are the in-between ones, neither laugh-out-loud funny nor overtly heart-wrenching. show more

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Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical