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Sep 28

Quickscope Movie Review: 50/50

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A few weeks ago, I got a pass for two to go see 50/50 starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. With my life co-oper being out of town for business, I dragged Lawjick out of the basement to come see a free movie with me. And honestly things couldn’t have worked out better.

Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 50/50

The movie centers itself around two life long friends, Adam (Gordon-Levitt) and Kyle (Rogen). Adam is diagnosed with Cancer and tries to deal with it with a little help from his friend.

A few days ago at work, someone was mentioning that they were appalled at the concept of the film. I want to make a point of saying this: despite what the previews might make you think, this is not a comedy about Cancer. This movie is not about making light of a disease that kills nearly half a million people a year. This a movie about friendship with humor sprinkled in to make what could be such a rough pill to swallow passable. The humor is sparsed evenly, finding a proper and adequate balance between that and what is really a rather serious subject matter. This isn’t Porky’s, but it isn’t Terms of Endearment either.

50/50 is a movie about the bond between two men, that no matter how bad things get, you’ll always get each others back. And that’s why the film really spoke to me.

Seeing this with Lawjick was perfect. Because that’s how I feel about him. We were each other’s best men at our respective weddings. We have been through a lot of good times and bad times together and I know that no matter what, we’ll always be there for each other.

That’s what the movie was about, and it was brilliant. Because to me, the best movies are the ones that actually grab your guts and stir your insides. See it with a friend.

(50/50 hits theaters on September 30th)

 

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