Kathleen Murphy writes: "50/50 is some kind of comedy about cancer, the Big C as unlikely catalyst for growing up. The laughs and dramatic lows don't always blend as organically as one might wish, and a couple of scenes feel like calculated setups for sentimentality. Still, the prognosis is mostly positive, thanks to the genuine sweetness and pure joy generated by this surprisingly feel-good flick. Jonathan Levine (The Wackness) directs with the kind of laid-back affection that pot-laced macaroons might inspire, and screenwriter Will Reiser, whose bio 50/50 mostly is, delivers some hard-core truths as well as therapeutic humor while treating more than one kind of death."
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