Lists: Drama, Comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease."

Overall Ranking: 328 (Rank from 2011: # 9)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 56%
Regular 44%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97(full review)
Sweet Popcorn And Late Nights97 - A film about cancer that presents a real version, with tears and laughs included. One of the best films of last year.
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Gorgon Reviews97(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10197(full review)
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick96(full review)Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
CineKatz Ries96(full review)
Dan O'Neill90 - Cancer and comedy may be a hard subject to make watchable, but 50/50 does that perfectly. With great acting from the whole cast, hilarious moments, and as well as some tender ones as well, this film creates a story that almost seems like real-life with characters that are all perfectly fleshed out.
(full review)
Comedy: 8
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 8
Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R90(full review)
Dave Examines Movies90(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes88(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown88(full review)
Steve Habrat85 - 50/50 lets us know that laughter and friendship is the best medicine out there.
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Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 7
Colin Carman85
Bryan Lienesch84 - Underrated as a quality film. Thoroughly enjoyable as it dabbled in an often unsuccessful area of dark comedy.
Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 6
Paul B80 - More drama than comedy but well done.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 6
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 5
Jordan K80
Skooch80 - The only failing that the movie has in my humble opinion is that overall, while it is a hopeful story, it is dark and fairly depressing subject material that does not really lend itself to re-watching over and over.
(full review)
Comedy: 5
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 0
Rewatch: 4
Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Tom Little of Digital Shortbread80(full review)Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 1
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 6
Patrick Devitt80
MandF Reviews80(full review)
Thomas Pollock70

People Involved

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Adam)
  • Seth Rogen (Kyle)
  • Anna Kendrick (Katherine)
  • Bryce Dallas Howard (Rachael)
  • Anjelica Huston (Diane)
  • Serge Houde (Richard)
  • Andrew Airlie (Dr. Ross)
  • Matt Frewer (Mitch)
  • Philip Baker Hall (Alan)
  • Donna Yamamoto (Dr. Walderson)
  • Yee Jee Tso (Dr. Lee)
  • Sugar Lyn Beard (Susan)
  • Sarah Smyth (Jenny)
  • Peter Kelamis (Phil)
  • Jessica Parker Kennedy (Jackie)
  • Daniel Bacon (Dr. Phillips)
  • P. Lynn Johnson (Bernie)
  • Laura Bertram (Claire)
  • Matty Finochio (Ted)
  • Evan Goldberg (Director)
  • Jonathan Levine (Director)
  • Will Reiser (Director)