50/50 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Seth Rogen’s new movie

50/50 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Seth Rogen’s new movie
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I saw “50/50” today and loved it. As a cancer survivor myself, they really get so much of it right: the denial, the humor you find, and the depth (or lack) of relationship that reveals itself during a difficult journey.
Go see it.

Synopsis: When Adam discovers he has a rare and possibly fatal form of cancer, his entire life turns to chaos.

Writer Will Reiser experienced his own personal battle with cancer, and was inspired to write an original story which reflects the humor and heartbreak which collide in a poignant and often hilarious journey the main character is completely unprepared for.

As his world starts to unravel in every way, Adam finds himself dealing with the well- meaning but totally outrageous attempts by his friends and family to make it all better: his best friend, Kyle (Seth Rogen), uses Adam’s condition to lure girls into sympathy sex; his overbearing mother (Anjelica Huston) loses sight of him in her own fears; his otherwise-occupied girlfriend, Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard) tries to distract herself an increasingly frantic social life; and Katherine (Anna Kendrick), the inexperienced therapist assigned to his case, struggles to keep up with the needs of her third client ever in this unexpectedly funny movie that reminds us that sometimes laughter really is the best medicine.