October 12, 2011

My Review: 50/50

If you've heard a lot of good buzz surrounding the new film 50/50 then you should believe the hype and go see this movie.

The premise of the film is that a young 20 something guy, Adam, is diagosed with a rare cancer and has a 50/50 chance of surviving. There isn't too much plot involved in the movie, it is more about Adam's relationships with his friends, family, therapist, girlfriend and co-workers and how they react to the fact that he is sick.The movie was written by Will Reiser and is based on what he went through when he was told he had the same odds of survival. Seth Rogen is a friend of Reiser's and co-produced the movie and well as convinced him to write the film.

The movie stars Joseph Gordon Levitt (who is still cute without hair), Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick and Bryce Dallas Howard. All actors give great performances in their respective rolls:

Joseph Gordon Levitt stars as Adam, the cancer patient you root for to survive and quite frankly get a positive outlook on life. Seth Rogen is the obnoxious best friend that despite being inappropriate really wants his friend to be okay. Anna Kendrick is the young therapist getting her doctorate who may not be the best at getting Adam to feel better, but she is a great potential love interest. And finally Bryce Dallas Howard who was most recently the horrible antagonist of "The Help" is Adam's bitchy girlfriend who has trouble relating to Adam once he's diagnosed. All actors are amazing in this film and Joseph Gordon Levitt could be a potential Oscar nominee.

The movie will make you laugh, cry and most importantly think about how valuable life is and how when you're in your 20s and 30s you are not as invincable as you may think.

Grade - A

No comments:

Post a Comment