50/50 Movie Review Summary

Actors: Joseph Gordon Levitt, Seth Rogen

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of 50/50

Adam (Joseph Gordon Levitt) is a young guy who learns he has spinal cancer. His family and friends react in various ways to cope with his disease. His girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard) feels obligated to care for him, his mother (Anjelica Huston) is devasted and wants to fully support him, and his bestfriend Kyle (Seth Rogen) wants to use his cancer to pick up chicks. Adam on the other hand is still coming to grips with it, he undergoes chemotherapy and becomes friends with other cancer patients who give him life advice, and he starts psychotherapy sessions with Katherine (Anna Kendrick), who he starts to like and vice versa. With the disease weighing on him and the revelation that his girlfriend has been cheating on him, Adam slowly breaks down. His option is a major surgery that can make or break him.
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Best part of story, including ending: It is a lighter look at people suffering with disease. When sometimes the best medicine is to just laugh at your own situation.

Best scene in story: When Adam shaves off all his hair.

Opinion about the main character: I like that he is true to himself. He acknowledges his feelings and analyzes them.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar

Script Analysis of 50/50

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   dying

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Physically sick


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Pacific NW

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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