Thursday, March 8, 2012

Review: 50/50

Dir. Jonathan Levine
Country: USA
Aus Rating: MA15+
Running Time: 100mins

A friend once humorously observed that of course he cried at a movie about cancer: “Because cancer is sad!” I remembered this after 50/50, a cancer weepie that had given my rarely used tear ducts a workout. Thankfully, Jonathan Levine’s film earns its emotional outpouring by making its characters endearing and their plight entrancing. It’s a film of vivid textures, the prickly edges of cancer are blended with the slippery slope of young male friendship and the sweetness that’s born out of the actors’ spot on chemistry.

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Still can't believe this is only showing at one cinema in all of the country!

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