50/50

(2011)

Inspired by a true story, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis in this new comedy directed by Jonathan Levine from a script by Will Reiser. 50/50 is the story of a guy’s transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health – drawing its emotional core from Will Reiser’s own experience with cancer and reminding us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers.

2012 Writers Guild Awards Nominations

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen in both film and television for 2011. Winners will be honored at the 2012 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 19, 2012, during simultaneous ceremonies in Hollywood and New York.

Categories for film include Best Original Screenplay, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Documentary Screenplay. The TV nominations are a little more extensive, offering awards for Best Drama Series, Best Comedy Series, Best New Series, Best Episodic Drama, Best Animated Series, Best Comedy/Variety Series, and Best Daytime Drama.

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‘50/50’ Blu-ray and DVD Arrive January 24th

Summit Entertainment will release the critically-acclaimed drama 50/50 on Blu-ray and DVD January 24, 2012. The standard DVD will be priced at $26.49 SRP, and the Blu-ray will cost $30.99 SRP. You can take a look at the cover art and special features details below.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen team up to beat the odds in a film that Rolling Stone calls "achingly hilarious and heartfelt." Diagnosed with spinal cancer, 27-year-old Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) navigates the road to recovery with the sometimes overbearing support of his crude best friend (Seth Rogen), his smothering mother (Anjelica Huston) and an inexperienced therapist (Anna Kendrick). Inspired by the true story, 50/50 is an honest yet hysterically funny account of a young man's journey toward healing.

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EXCLUSIVE: Anjelica Huston Talks ‘50/50’

Jonathan Levine directs 50/50 from a script by Will Reiser, based on the author's own real-life bout with cancer. In the film, Anjelica Huston plays a wife whose husband has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. As she comes to terms with that, she then discovers that her son (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has cancer. Our own Paulington James Christensen III recently caught up with the iconic actress to talk about her role in this hilarious and heartwarming film. Check out our exclusive interview below.

50/50 was released September 30th, 2011.

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Two ‘50/50’ Red Band Clips

Summit Entertainment has released two red band clips from director Jonathan Levine's (The Wackness) upcoming cancer dramedy 50/50, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a young man struggling to come to terms with his illness through the inspiring help of his best friend (Seth Rogen). Check out this fresh, raunchy look at 50/50 in the clips below.

50/50 was released September 30th, 2011.

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Second ‘50/50’ Trailer

What do you do after you've been diagnoses with cancer and survive? Well, if you're friends with Seth Rogen, you make a movie about it and cast him as your best friend. That's what writer Will Reiser did, casting Joseph Gordon-Levitt as himself, and getting Jonathan Levine, who made the great lost horror gem All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, to direct. Summit Entertainment has released the second trailer for 50/50, which you can check out below. Be careful, its been diagnosed with a case of the sillies, and its contagious!

50/50 was released September 30th, 2011.

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‘50/50’ Trailer

The first trailer has debuted for the upcoming dramatic comedy 50/50, which arrives in theaters on September 30. Click on the video player below for the first glimpse at this movie starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, which is based on the true story of screenwriter Will Reiser. We also have three new photos from 50/50 below the trailer.

Inspired by personal experiences, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis. Rogen also serves as producer, along with Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin. Jonathan Levine directs from a script by Will Reiser. "We worked with Will on Da Ali G Show, and it was shortly after that we learned he was sick." Rogen recalls. "As shocking, sad, confusing and generally screwed up as it was; we couldn't ignore that because we were so ill-equipped to deal with the situation, funny things kept happening. Will got better, and when he did, we thought the best way to pull something good out of the situation was to get him to write a screenplay. Ideally we wanted to make a film that would be as funny, sad, and hopefully as honest as the experience we went through. As soon as the script was completed, it quickly became a passion project for all of us. It helped us come to terms with Will's struggle as well as our own experiences." 50/50 is the story of a guy's transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health. 50/50 draws its emotional core from Will Reiser's own experience with cancer and reminds us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers.

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