Film: 50/50- Did you think it was insightful or distasteful?

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    Feb 24, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
    There seems to be a lot of controversy and love/hate opinions on this film. I just want to see what other peoples personal opinions are. Why did you like it or why not.


    I am a huge movie fan and recently watched 50/50. I was apprehensive at first because I am not a big fan of Seth Rogan, especially when he plays in anything that isn't a pure comedy film.
    But after watching 50/50 I was pleasantly surprised. I personally found it very insightful and tasteful. It gives an almost relateable experience into how somebody might actually react in the situation(s) that J.G.L is exposed to in the film. J.G.L was able to display a great range of emotions on screen. Again, I am not much a fan of Seth Rogans, but J.G.L's awkward, subtle humour complemented Rogan's outlandish humour well. The humour also intensified the emotions you experienced when the serious moments occur because the transition is so abrupt. This being a subtle way to show that cancer is unpredictable and serious. I felt like the films purpose was to give hope; showing that because you have cancer, not everyday you have from that moment on has to be filled with sadness and hopelessness.
  • osu01

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    Feb 25, 2012 7:02 AM GMT
    loved it.
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    Feb 25, 2012 7:08 AM GMT
    I loved it, I didn't think it was offensive BUT I've never had cancer so maybe my perspective would change if I did.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 25, 2012 7:24 AM GMT
    I hated it. Every time Seth Rogan was in a scene it ruined the movie that couldn't decide if it wanted to be "Knocked Up" or "Terms of Endearment"
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    Feb 25, 2012 7:52 AM GMT
    I haven't seen it but I have seen a very good show about the isuse of cancer called The Big C. It's kind of a comedy/drama in the same vein as this.

  • calibro

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    Feb 25, 2012 8:44 AM GMT
    i thought it was innocuous, but empty at times. parts felt contrived for film. admittedly, cancer is hard to make a comedy out of, but it seems like you need a really good black humor writer to do it.