• 50/50 (2011)

50/50

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    The picture could be so much better than it is, and yet it's also the kind of movie that makes you want to grade on the curve, adding extra points for good intentions. 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

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    As the comedy in 50/50 turns darker, Gordon-Levitt, who's maybe the most natural, least affected actor of his generation, makes prickly plenty engaging. show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical