THIS IS NOT A SPOILER.
50/50 starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen seamlessly intertwines the genres of comedy and drama. At times it’s hard to tell whether you’re sobbing or laughing – they seem to happen hand in hand during this movie.
The plot sifts through the emotions of 27-year-old Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) as he is diagnosed with cancer and discovers he has a 50% chance of living. The audience is shown not only how Adam is coping, but also his friends and family as his life is uprooted.
Rogen and Gordon-Levitt are spot on for these roles and completely necessary for the comic relief that keeps the audience from turning into a blubbering mess – well, most of the audience.
The only movie I have cried harder in was Marley and Me (2008). Do you know what it’s like to have to blow your nose in a quiet movie theater? Not so fun. But you won’t feel so bad when you see the grown man next to you wiping back tears.
But don’t let this stop you from seeing the film. You are guaranteed to laugh just as hard as you cry. The extraordinary acting and incredible story makes it all worth it.