50/50 SynopsisBased 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 Release Date
In Theaters September 30, 2011
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, Anjelica Huston
Written by: Will Reiser
Directed by: Jonathan Levine
Produced by: Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin, Seth Rogen
MPAA Rating: [ R ]
Distributor: Summit Entertainment
External Info: 50/50 Official Website
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