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Seth Rogen's cancer comedy 50/50 gets a trailer plus a mini-review of the film

05.27.2011

A few months back I was invited to catch a very early screening of 50/50, the Seth Rogen produced cancer comedy (it was formerly known as I'M WITH CANCER). Rogen co-stars in the film with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anna Kendrick in the real-life story of Will Reiser, a 27-year-old man who is diagnosed with fairly rare form of cancer. All I was told about the film beforehand is that I should probably bring some tissues. That person was right. I did cry.

I won't get into a full-on review of the film here but it's intensely emotional and raw while also being extremely funny and romantic. Early on in the film it name-checks TERMS OF ENDEARMENT and while it may not quite be on par with that James L. Brooks film, 50/50 holds its own and creates a winning film about cancer and how it affects those diagnosed with the disease and everyone around them. And yes, you'll cry.

The cast is across-the-board fantastic starting with Gordon-Levitt who delivers another winning performance as Will, the cancer patient. And enough can't be said about Angelica Houston, who plays Will's slightly overbearing mother, a potential Best Supporting Actress nominee.

We'll obviously have a full review closer to release but this is a film, set for release on September 30, that you're going to want to make sure you see. Check out the new trailer for the film below or click here to see it in HD at Apple.

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Extra Tidbit: James McAvoy was originally set to star in the film and spent two weeks filming before being replaced by Gordon-Levitt after his wife became pregnant.
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11:56PM on 05/30/2011
hmmm? This seems a might like the film he was in with Adam Sandler. This looks pretty good. I'd probably go see it.
hmmm? This seems a might like the film he was in with Adam Sandler. This looks pretty good. I'd probably go see it.
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6:13PM on 05/29/2011

Looks great

I also wouldn't mind seeing that post-apocalyptic movie they talk about in the beginning.
I also wouldn't mind seeing that post-apocalyptic movie they talk about in the beginning.
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2:05PM on 05/28/2011
Two of my favorite actors in a movie.
Two of my favorite actors in a movie.
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9:48AM on 05/28/2011
I predict JGL getting his first (of many) Oscar nods for this.
I predict JGL getting his first (of many) Oscar nods for this.
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9:39PM on 05/27/2011
This looks fantastic. I wasn't sure about this before, but that trailer definitely sold me.
Looks way better than Funny People. Good to see Seth Rogen in something good again.
This looks fantastic. I wasn't sure about this before, but that trailer definitely sold me.
Looks way better than Funny People. Good to see Seth Rogen in something good again.
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8:27PM on 05/27/2011
I saw a screening of this months ago and it was really good, everyone should enjoy it.
I saw a screening of this months ago and it was really good, everyone should enjoy it.
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7:22PM on 05/27/2011
Great trailer! I'm kinda getting a FUNNY PEOPLE vibe from it!
Great trailer! I'm kinda getting a FUNNY PEOPLE vibe from it!
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6:59PM on 05/27/2011
This film looks fantastic and i cant wait to see it :) very sad though
This film looks fantastic and i cant wait to see it :) very sad though
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6:35PM on 05/27/2011

Looks terrific.....

Really really excited for sure. JGL isn't far off from an Oscar if he keeps this up.
Really really excited for sure. JGL isn't far off from an Oscar if he keeps this up.
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4:30PM on 05/27/2011

Angelina Houston?

did you mean Anjelica Huston?
and this looks very good, im a fan of JGL so i will see it for sure
did you mean Anjelica Huston?
and this looks very good, im a fan of JGL so i will see it for sure
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5:58PM on 05/27/2011
yes... ;)
yes... ;)
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4:28PM on 05/27/2011

Extra Tidbit

James McAvoy filmed for two weeks, and then stopped because his wife had a baby... ?? Surely he should have seen that coming. Anyway, no biggie, JGL looks awesome and film seems to hit the right notes.
James McAvoy filmed for two weeks, and then stopped because his wife had a baby... ?? Surely he should have seen that coming. Anyway, no biggie, JGL looks awesome and film seems to hit the right notes.
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12:47PM on 05/28/2011
Got pregnant. Stopped when she got pregnant.
Got pregnant. Stopped when she got pregnant.
3:16PM on 05/27/2011

Of course I will

I will watch anything with JGL. It might suck, or suck really badly, but yes...anything. But this does look good. And does having the cancer survivor introduce the trailer spoil the ending?
I will watch anything with JGL. It might suck, or suck really badly, but yes...anything. But this does look good. And does having the cancer survivor introduce the trailer spoil the ending?
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2:37PM on 05/27/2011

Looks great

I love both Gordon-Levitt and Rogen. Looks funny and touching at the same time.

And yes, Anna Kendrick is very fine.
I love both Gordon-Levitt and Rogen. Looks funny and touching at the same time.

And yes, Anna Kendrick is very fine.
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2:32PM on 05/27/2011
This movie really hits home for me, as I just lost my younger brother to cancer a couple of months ago. I know it's just a trailer, but I love what I've seen from it.. and it shows you that you can live your life and do great things and be "normal" with that disease. It's hard for me to watch but at the same time I think it's something everyone should see... it looks very positive.
This movie really hits home for me, as I just lost my younger brother to cancer a couple of months ago. I know it's just a trailer, but I love what I've seen from it.. and it shows you that you can live your life and do great things and be "normal" with that disease. It's hard for me to watch but at the same time I think it's something everyone should see... it looks very positive.
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3:17PM on 05/27/2011
sorry for your loss, man. i hope the movie is good and represents the stages of it all. Cancer is a bitch, I too have lost from it. Hope you are able to recover
sorry for your loss, man. i hope the movie is good and represents the stages of it all. Cancer is a bitch, I too have lost from it. Hope you are able to recover
3:56PM on 05/27/2011
Sorry to hear that man, I lost my mom to it when I was little. I thought the same thing after I watched the trailer, looks like it shows how to make something positive out of something so terrible.
Sorry to hear that man, I lost my mom to it when I was little. I thought the same thing after I watched the trailer, looks like it shows how to make something positive out of something so terrible.
2:26PM on 05/27/2011

I also saw it

Agree, it's good and funny, but it also handles the subject matter well. I didn't cry like Mike Sampson though because I am a Man.
Agree, it's good and funny, but it also handles the subject matter well. I didn't cry like Mike Sampson though because I am a Man.
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5:59PM on 05/27/2011
Also Jason Adams is a liar.
Also Jason Adams is a liar.
2:12PM on 05/27/2011

Also like to say..

Anna Kendrick is so fuckin hot :) seth rogen made not be the most talented actor ever but he does what he does and makes you laugh. He's like the jason statam of comedys.
Anna Kendrick is so fuckin hot :) seth rogen made not be the most talented actor ever but he does what he does and makes you laugh. He's like the jason statam of comedys.
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2:10PM on 05/27/2011

LOL am i a horrible person...

for laughing at something like this. I didn't want to laugh at the traile. But i had to because everything was funny, but I still wanted not too. :(
for laughing at something like this. I didn't want to laugh at the traile. But i had to because everything was funny, but I still wanted not too. :(
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7:23PM on 05/27/2011
Grow up.
Grow up.
11:23PM on 05/27/2011
Okay why? it's a comedy.
Okay why? it's a comedy.
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2:00PM on 05/27/2011

I Have Cancer...

Movie looks funny and maybe a push to an oscar contender. just the title needs to be changed, it's a distraction even Seth Rogen is making fun of it. Still going to see this, great year for comedies
Movie looks funny and maybe a push to an oscar contender. just the title needs to be changed, it's a distraction even Seth Rogen is making fun of it. Still going to see this, great year for comedies
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