Lists: Comedy, Drama

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: 347 (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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Darren of Movie Reviews 10197(full review)
Gorgon Reviews97(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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David Baruffi97(full review)
Cinematic Katzenjammer Nick96(full review)
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.
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Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R90(full review)
Dave Examines Movies90(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown88(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes88(full review)
Steve Habrat85 - 50/50 lets us know that laughter and friendship is the best medicine out there.
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Colin Carman85
Bryan Lienesch84 - Underrated as a quality film. Thoroughly enjoyable as it dabbled in an often unsuccessful area of dark comedy.
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews80(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology80(full review)
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.
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Tom Little of Digital Shortbread80(full review)
Patrick Devitt80
MandF Reviews80(full review)
Jordan K80
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80
Paul B80 - More drama than comedy but well done.
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)