When the previews for 50/50 came out I was intrigued right away, a movie like this had not been done before and while I am aware that I
Inspired by a true story, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis in this new comedy directed by Jonathan Levine from a script by Will Reiser. 50/50 is the story of a guy's transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health - drawing its emotional core from Will Reiser's own experience with cancer and reminding us that friendship
I have to admit that I knew I would like the movie right away by the music that was chosen and as the first scene opened, Seattle was the setting. Although I'm glad I no longer live there, I will always have a soft spot for my hometown.
While watching the movie, I laughed, hard and cried, a lot. It was sweet, heart warming, and human. I was nervous about how it was going to end, I won't spoil it for you but I think it ended exactly the way that it should have. I walked out of the theatre feeling tingly and happy that I saw it.
Cancer is a touchy subject, and sadly it is a very scary and widely spreading disease. While cancer affects people of all ages, the risk of developing cancer generally increases with age. In 2007 cancer caused 13% of all human deaths worldwide (7.9 million). And rates are rising as more people live to an old age as mass and lifestyle changes occur in the developing world.
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