• 2011
  • US
  • 1h 39min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jonathan Levine
  • Written by: Will Reiser
  • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston
  • UK release: 25 November 2011

Adam (Gordon-Levitt) is diagnosed with a spinal tumour but finds he can pour out his emotions to trainee therapist Katherine (Kendrick). The Wackness director Levine treats cancer with respect but also manages to make one of the funniest and most human films of the year.

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9 Nov 20114 stars

Comedy about cancer one of the funniest and most human films of the year

(15) 100min Not since Roberto Benigni won Oscars for Life is Beautiful – a holocaust movie played for laughs – has there been a comedy with such a seemingly poor premise that scores so high on the laughter scale. 50/50 is a comedy about cancer. Get over…

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