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    Thursday, January 17, 2013

    50/50 (2011)

    Director: Jonathan Levine
    Lead actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anjelica Huston
    Genre: Comedy, Drama
    Synopsis: A young man was diagnosed to have a rare carcinoma that turn his life upside down, a radio planner. Adam was not prepared to face the reality at first, though the people continued to support him. He came to know the realization about knowing what is really important in his life.

               The film had shown the typical condition of a person who suffers from terminal cancer. Though I found it so simple and the viewers may lose their interest to watch. The comedy punch line is not appealing for me, it is not funny. Joseph Gordon Levitt (Adam) portrayed a cancer patient, but the acting was not that convincing either in comedy or drama scene. On the other hand, Kyle (Seth Rogen) portrayed as his close friend can pull out the act, but it doesn't jive along the course of the story.
            The love interest seems so stereotyped for leaving Adam by his girlfriend Rachel (Bryce Dallas Howard), cheating on him was the possible outcome that will be anticipated. For having therapist takes the role for having psycho treatment was so awkward, in terms of being fresh in her profession. It is not most likely happen in real life to be neither stuttering nor uncomfortable for having a session with the patient.
                At the end of the story, the false hope can never be guaranteed after the surgical procedures. Though the stages of grief had shown in the story, the manner of being in denial to realization is portrayed. The intentions could be light in portraying the roles, but the process of combating the disease with full of hope and courage to face the situation were laid in the plot of the film.

    Rating: 5 out of 10 


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