50/50 (2011)

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50/50 Release Date
September 30, 2011
50/50 Synopsis
Based on an incredible real-life experience, 50/50 is a funny, touching and original story of friendship, love, and survival starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anjelica Huston.
50/50 Credits
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston
Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Produced by: Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
Release Date:  September 30, 2011
External Info: 50/50 Official Website
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by Katey Rich January 6, 2012 discussion comments
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by Mack Rawden January 2, 2012 discussion comments
The Top 10 Movies Of 2011: Eric's List The Top 10 Movies Of 2011: Eric's List
As both a film critic and reporter, I have to sit through a lot of terrible movies. This year I spent hours of my life watching movies like New Year’s Eve, Spy Kids: All The Time in the World, Abduction and Waiting For Forever. But it’s the good movies that make it all worth it, and this year there were some truly brilliant films in release. But among those great titles, what were my favorites? Well…
by Eric Eisenberg December 30, 2011 discussion comments
Josh's Top 10 Movies Of 2011 Josh's Top 10 Movies Of 2011
A decade spent working as a professional film critic has brought me here, to my tenth annual obligatory best of the year list. What you're getting here is a list of the 2011 movies which I think were the best. This list has the soul of a hero.
by Josh Tyler December 29, 2011 discussion comments
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But if you spent your Thanksgiving holiday seeing The Muppets, Arthur Christmas, Hugo and all the rest, you're either seeing Shame in limited release this weekend or totally stuck without options. Or are you?
by CB Staff November 30, 2011 discussion comments
Photoshopped 50/50 Poster Says Absolutely Nothing About Cancer, The Movie Photoshopped 50/50 Poster Says Absolutely Nothing About Cancer, The Movie
Marketing always was going to be the greatest challenge, the uphill battle, facing Jonathan Levine’s 50/50. Once the dramedy received the designation of being “the cancer comedy,” it didn’t matter how many reviews sang the praises of the ensemble (virtually everyone’s fantastic) or the power of Will Reiser’s personal screenplay, all audiences would think about standing at the ticket counter was The Big C.
by Sean O'Connell October 18, 2011 discussion comments
A Final Plea For 50/50: See It Because It'll Make You Stronger A Final Plea For 50/50: See It Because It'll Make You Stronger
Unlike any other kind of cancer movie you’ve ever sat through, you’ll walk out of 50/50 less afraid of the disease than you were when you came in. Not because the film makes it seem any less horrible than it is, but because 50/50 makes it clear that no matter how bad the cancer is, you can be stronger.
by Josh Tyler October 6, 2011 discussion comments
Weekend Box Office: No One Wins When Hollywood Tanks This Badly Weekend Box Office: No One Wins When Hollywood Tanks This Badly
America took one look at the new offerings in movie theaters this weekend and passed, instead heading straight for the leftovers table. Despite four brand spanking new options hitting screens it was last weekend's top three who remained on top. After two weekends at number one, The Lion King traded places with last week's number three entry Dolphin Tale.
by Scott Gwin October 2, 2011 discussion comments
50/50 Getting Warm Viewer Response 50/50 Getting Warm Viewer Response
As anyone who follows Hollywood box office figures knows, the divide between critical acclaim and warm public reception is often very vast. Michael Bay has bought a lot of houses on the back of that conundrum, but here’s why 50/50 is a fascinating case. Moviegoers actually seem to be loving it.
by Mack Rawden October 1, 2011 discussion comments
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The early numbers are in and it’s turning into a bad weekend for nearly everything being released by Hollywood. Three new movies opened this weekend in wide release: Dream House, What’s Your Number?, and 50/50. While all three movies have received very different reactions from critics and audiences, all three are headed for instant failure at the box office.
by Josh Tyler October 1, 2011 discussion comments
Great Debate: Does 50/50 Actually Have A Shot At Winning Oscars? Great Debate: Does 50/50 Actually Have A Shot At Winning Oscars?
Now normally when you get a movie released in the fall about a main character who gets cancer, and when the critics falling all over themselves to praise it, you get oodles and oodles of Oscar buzz. But 50/50, a drama with heavy doses of comedy related to drugs, girls and other tawdry things that interest 20-something males, isn't exactly the kind of movie that automatically gets invited to the big awards show
by Katey Rich and Eric Eisenberg September 28, 2011 discussion comments
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The Rotten Watch is coming off a stunningly terrible week and looking for a little rebound. It got ugly around here. Real depressing. Like crying naked in my bathtub, with a glass of Beaulieu Pinot Noir, listening to Damien Rice type of situation. Scary stuff. But this week we’ve got a bunch of stuff to cheer me up.
by Doug Norrie September 25, 2011 discussion comments
Watch 8 New Clips From September Must-See 50/50 Watch 8 New Clips From September Must-See 50/50
Come September 30th, if you're not in a theater getting ready to watch Jonathan Levine's 50/50 then you are doing yourself a serious disservice. Funny, touching, beautiful and filled with absolutely stellar performances, 50/50 is easily one of the best films of the year.
by Eric Eisenberg September 13, 2011 discussion comments
Exclusive Interview: 50/50 Director Jonathan Levine Exclusive Interview: 50/50 Director Jonathan Levine
If you’re not already excited to see Jonathan Levine’s 50/50, you need to remedy that problem right now. Though the film won’t be released until September 30th, I was invited to go to a very early screening back in April and I was absolutely floored by it. Everything about it, from its blend of drama and humor to the performances by the entire cast, is stunning and last week I was given the chance to talk with the filmmaker on the phone about the upcoming release.
by Eric Eisenberg August 26, 2011 discussion comments
We Can't Wait Until September: 7 Movies To Look Forward To Next Month We Can't Wait Until September: 7 Movies To Look Forward To Next Month
September, with its promise of cool weather and great movies, is just around the corner, and here at Cinema Blend we're already marking our calendars for the best of what's to come. We all picked one movie coming up in September that we're really looking forward to, whether they're festival hits we've already gotten to see, like Eric and Drive, or promising comedies that seem to make the most of our beloved stars, like Mack and What's Your Number
by CB Staff August 24, 2011 discussion comments
New 50/50 Trailer Shaves Levitt And Showcases Anna Kendrick New 50/50 Trailer Shaves Levitt And Showcases Anna Kendrick
I’ve been told by those who have seen it that 50/50 should be my most anticipated movie for what’s left of this year. I’m pretty excited to see what Jonathan Levine is up to. He was the writer/director of a Sundance movie I loved called The Wackness and he’s directing Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anna Kendrick in 50/50 as well.
by Josh Tyler August 11, 2011 discussion comments
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Shaves His Head In Three New Stills From 50/50 Joseph Gordon-Levitt Shaves His Head In Three New Stills From 50/50
Last week we posted the first trailer for 50/50 and I couldn't sing the movie's praises loud enough. It is easily the best film that I've seen thus far in 2011 and, though it's still early, it'll be a challenge for any other title the rest of the year to surpass it.
by Eric Eisenberg May 30, 2011 discussion comments
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has Cancer In The First Trailer For 50/50 Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has Cancer In The First Trailer For 50/50
Though the film isn't due out until September, a few weeks ago I was invited to a screening of the film 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anjelica Huston. After the credits began to roll, I was certain that I had just watched one of the best films that will be released in 2011.
by Eric Eisenberg May 27, 2011 discussion comments
Seth Rogen's Cancer Comedy Retitled 50/50, Set For September 30 Release Seth Rogen's Cancer Comedy Retitled 50/50, Set For September 30 Release
It was hard to predict a release strategy for the film, given that it's a drama with comedic overtones-- always hard to market-- and stars Rogen and Gordon-Levitt, both of them successful in various ensemble films but not necessarily up to the task of carrying movies on their own. The Green Hornet's remarkable $200 million worldwide gross probably gave the studio a lot more faith in Rogen
by Katey Rich February 18, 2011 discussion comments
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