'50/50' Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Cheer This Beautiful Heartfelt Dramedy' (Video)

September 28th, 2011 11:00am EDT | Two Jews On Film By: Two Jews On Film


A doctor tells a young man he has cancer - a tumor.  The man replies 'Tumor...Me?' The doctor says 'yes'.  The man responds...'That's impossible...I don't smoke...I don't drink...I recycle.'

The young man is Adam Lerner (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and he not only has cancer...but he has a super rare cancer...a giant tumor growing along his spine and his chances are...50-50.

So what does a person do with this kind of news?  Well, writer Will Reiser, the real life person that this happened to, turned his life threatening disease, into a very funny, very touching and very beautiful movie entitled 50/50

When the film starts, Adam has a pretty good life...a talented, sexy, artist girlfriend, Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard), a cool job with NPR radio, and a bbf (best friend forever) Kyle (Seth Rogen).  Will is a happy guy.

But when he discovers he has cancer. his entire life unravels. He finds that the people closest to him, might not be the best thing for his health.

There's his girlfriend Rachael, who tries her hardest to be loving and nuturing, but the poor, sweet girl, just can't seem to understand that Adam's disease isn't...all about her.