: Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston Director
: Jonathan Levine Genre
: Comedy, DramaRated
: MRunning Time
: 100 minutesSynopsis
: When Adam strolls into the doctor's office one day for some routine tests, everything is great. He's 25 years old, has a good job and a hot girlfriend. And then he's diagnosed. As if facing a life-threatening illness isn't enough, Adam must also calm his neurotic mother, appease his selfish girlfriend and excuse his best friend (Rogen) for using his condition to lure girls into sympathy sex. Based on the writer's own life story, Adam's touching and often hilarious journey to health reminds us that laughter is the greatest healer of all.
Inspired by personal experiences, 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. Rogen also serves as producer, along with Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin. Jonathan Levine directs from a script by Will Reiser.
"We worked with Will Reiser on Da Ali G show, and it was shortly after that we learned he was sick." Seth Rogen recalls. "As shocking, sad, confusing and generally screwed up as it was; we couldn't ignore that because we were so ill-equipped to deal with the situation, funny things kept happening. Will Reiser got better, and when he did, we thought the best way to pull something good out of the situation was to get him to write a screenplay. Ideally we wanted to make a film that would be as funny, sad, and hopefully as honest as the experience we went through. As soon as the script was completed, it quickly became a passion project for all of us. It helped us come to terms with Will Reiser's struggle as well as our own experiences."
50/50 is the story of a guy's transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health. 50/50 draws its emotional core from Will Reiser's own experience with cancer and reminds us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers.Release Date
: November 10th, 2011Website