50/50 (2011)

Filed under : comedy, drama, review

Being that I was in a comedy type of mood, I decided to check this film out. From the trailer, I knew there were some serious moments but also could give me a few laughs. And, guess what? I was right.

I will admit, when I first saw the trailer I knew this was a movie I’d have to wait until I was in the mood to see. It seemed more of those types of films you can enjoy when the mood catches you just at the right time — I’m definitely glad I waited.

To be completely honest, this film has both a light side as well as a dark side. Sure, there are your usual laughs as in any type of comedy. Though, it does have a bit of drama that makes it all the while interesting. It’s one of those films that gives you a laugh but also makes you think about life and where our future can take us.

At it’s heart, this movie depicts the strengths as well as the weaknesses of those who come and go in our lives at our lowest points. Sure, there are those who are around us during the good times. But, it’s the ones that are there for us through the bad times (as well as the good times) that count the most.

It makes us think about life — our present, our past, and of course our future. And it begs the question, what is it all for? What is the meaning of life?

Though, this only makes us think about this during the low points in our lives. At the high points, it’s as if we seem to forget as if we don’t have a care in the world. And, this is exactly what happened to Adam Lerner (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt).

It wasn’t until tragedy struck Adam that he began to think about his life. Being at such a young age, the bad news and changes in his life was a lot for him to handle. Even worse, it was hard for those who was closest to him.

(Note: I won’t ruin it for those who haven’t seen the film, but let’s just say his predicament could definitely be classified as a “life and death” type situation.)

As with life, the movie had it’s ups and downs. Adam had his low points and his high points. And, it was at his lowest point where those who cared about him the most shined through. Without them, he probably wouldn’t have made it.

Overall, I enjoyed the film very much. Not only did it give me a few laughs but it also gave me a lot to think about. And, this is a recipe for success in my book.

If you’re in the mood for a comedy type of film with a lot of heart, you may just want to check this one out.

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