Sound Off: Jonathan Levine & Will Reiser's '50/50' - Your Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
October 2, 2011
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? In theaters everywhere this weekend is 50/50, a comedy directed by Jonathan Levine (our interview), written by and based on the personal experiences of Will Reiser, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Adam, a young man who gets cancer. Seth Rogen plays his friend, Anna Kendrick his therapist, and Anjelica Huston his mom. So how is this "cancer comedy", is it as great as everyone is saying, one of the best comedies of the year? Does Gordon-Levitt deserve awards acclaim? If you've seen the movie, leave a comment below and tell us your thoughts on Will Reiser's 50/50!
To fuel the fire, I enjoyed 50/50 quite a bit and thought it was much funnier than I was expecting, in terms of being a comedy, but it didn't personally knock me out as one of my favorites this year. I really need to see it again (the first time I saw it was quite a while ago at this point) as everyone else seems to be loving it completely, but I guess I was expecting somewhat more of a Jonathan Levine style like in The Wackness, but got something a bit different. That said, the film is still great, it is very funny, it's much more about Joseph Gordon-Levitt giving a great performance than it is Seth Rogen taking over, and it has a heart and a good story at the center, which is the most important. Easily one of the most memorable/lovable films of the year.
What did you think of 50/50? One of the best comedies of the year or just sad and forgettable? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!