I am no professional movie reviewer, so please allow me to lower your expectations right off the bat. If you want professional reviews of 50/50, the new movie released this weekend starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, then go here (Ebert) and here (Leitch).
I’m not sure what either Ebert or Leitch said about 50/50 because I haven’t read their reviews yet, nor any others. I’ve just seen it, last night. And so here’s my review:
Go see this movie.
I absolutely loved it. I loved the honesty in the performances, I loved the honesty in the storytelling, and I loved the honesty in my own visceral reaction to the movie. So I suppose if you asked me to boil down my reaction to 50/50 into one word it would be that: honest. It’s an honest film, and I really like walking out of a movie theater thinking I’ve just seen an honest story told by people who honestly loved telling.
And here’s the great thing about a movie like 50/50 feeling honest: it’s based on a true story…a true story in ...