When a film is described as how someone comes to terms with cancer you tend to fear the worst. There have been too many movie of the week entries where the story is so predictable that I could almost write the lines of dialogue. From the initial shock, through anger and acceptance the story line has been done to death. So when moviescramble sat down to watch 50/50, a comedy about cancer that was based on a true story, the alarm bells were already ringing.
The film centres on Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a twenty-seven year old writer for a radio station. A pain in his back leads to the discovery that he has a rare form of cancer that has grown on his back. He has to seek aggressive treatment so he can have surgery that will give him a better chance for survival. Continue reading “50/50” »