50/50 - Review

50/50, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, ... | A CLOSE SHAVE Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen in 50/50

You know what's killing Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the poor bastard facing even odds of survival in the unlikely cancer comedy 50/50? That is, besides his malignant spinal tumor, discovered only after the fit twentysomething finally sees a doctor about his persistent backache? Adam's awful, cheating, manipulative girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard), that's what: She may be hot and artsy, but she's really toxic. You know who else is eating away at our suffering hero's guts? His smothering, worrying mother (Anjelica Huston), who makes everything about her, even her son's illness. Yeesh. And don't get me started on Adam's oncologist (Andrew Airlie), an insensitive physician with cartoonishly terrible communication skills who should never, ever be allowed to deliver a diagnosis to a patient. Both in their behavior and as movie stereotypes, these guys are the worst! Read More...



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