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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 and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers. -- (C) Summit… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"50/50 is about right."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"Gordon-Levitt is an agreeably undemonstrative actor who plays well opposite the burbly Rogen."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"It's a film about cancer, but it never succumbs to the morose trappings of its cinematic cousins ... it's done with such a subtle grace that it's easy to forget your heart is being tugged at by filmmakers."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Trespass
"It's a brave plan to make a cancer movie that's moving, uplifting and pant-wettingly funny. But against the odds, it's definitely a case of remission accomplished."
‑ Andy Lea, Daily Star
"50/50 is smartly written and well acted enough to have you fully invested once it's time to find out if those titular odds come good."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"Add 50/50 to your want to see list. And then make an appointment for your annual physical with your doctor."
‑ Leah Rozen, TheWrap
"Chances are about 90/10 that you'll enjoy 50/50."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"An honest, earnest and powerful look at a young person's battle with cancer."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Wonderfully played, with a marvelous humanity about it."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"In a world where we are either given silly comedies or serious dramas, Jonathan Levine manages to bring both together in perfect harmony for 50/50."
‑ Jeremy Lebens, We Got This Covered
"Still, it's Gordon-Levitt's choices that continue to impress. Sure, he owned one of the most jaw-dropping sequences in last summer's blockbuster Inception. But the actor remains drawn to profoundly human-scale hurts and quiet triumphs."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Scene by scene, 50/50 can be both amusing and moving, with the tightly wound Gordon-Levitt and the boundaryless Rogen forming an oddly complementary pair. But as a whole the movie never quite coheres."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"Even with all its faults, it's pretty difficult not to be won over."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"50/50 is a thoughtful and challenging story, grounded in real world characters, that also manages rewarding and cathartic laughs."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"50/50 is funny, sweet, moving, well acted and touching story of friendship."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
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