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Monday, February 13, 2012

50/50 by Jonathan Levine, 2011 (R)

with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, Lincoln), Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick (Up in The Air, Twilight: New Moon), Bryce Dallas Howard (Hereafter, The Help), Anjelica Huston, Marie Avgeropoulos, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Serge Houde, Andrew Airlie, Matt Frewer, Philip Baker Hall (All Good Things)

An otherwise healthy twentysomething has a comically early midlife crisis when he gets slapped with a cancer diagnosis -- and a 50-50 chance of survival. But what's the meaning of life when you're not sure how long yours will last?

I think the cast got a lot of us mislead, for good or for bad. Seth Rogen is usually in let's say... not too intellectually challenging movies. But thank god the reviews were so good and I got to read them. So I finally saw the movie. It is really good, playing with the sensitive chord with some sort of cynicism, off humor, lighting up the awkward moments, but not too much it did not become just a big joke or bad taste. You're basically laughing with a tissue. The acting is excellent, the relationship very well developed with nuances that do not go from good to bad, but more towards learning and getting tired, awakening to a reality that is not easy to face, and the humanity that the story contains is truly touching. A beautiful accessible human story.


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