Keswick Film Festival

Saturday 25th February 4:30 PM - Alhambra


Director: Jonathan Levine Country: USA
Cert: 15 Year: 2010 Length: 99 mins
2012 Festival

Audience Reaction

Score: 75.57% Attendance: 100


Inspired by the real-life experiences of screenwriter Will Reiser, director Jonathan Levine's 50/50 is the story of a 27-year-old cancer patient's battle to beat the disease with the help of his friend. It has received strong reviews and – unusually for a comedy – is considered an outside bet for an Oscar nomination next year.Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the somewhat portentously named Adam Lerner, a young writer working for a National Public Radio station in Seattle, who is told out of the blue he has spinal cancer with a 50-50 chance of recovery. He gets along with a little help and hindrance from his friends, family and fellow patients, and the movie and Adam himself treat his situation with considerable humour.

Thanks to Lionsgate


The absence of self-pity and sentimentality is something of a change
Philip French

This is a film that does all the difficult stuff so very well
Robbie Collin


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