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50/50 Details


Written by Will Reiser who based the film on his own experiences fighting cancer, Jonathan Levine's poignant comedy 50/50 stars Joseph Gordonn-Levitt as Adam, a 27-year-old public-radio employee who discovers he has cancer. As his best friend Kyle (Seth Rogen) tries to help out, his girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard) proves to be a less than ideal life partner for this particular crisis. All the while, Adam's overprotective mother Diane (Anjelica Huston) tries to overcome her son's continued attempts to keep her out of his life. As Adam begins to discover how hard it is to deal with his situation, and to maintain various relationships in his life, he begins seeing a young counselor (Anna Kendrick) who might prove to be just as helpful personally as she is professionally. Matt Frewer and Philip Baker Hall co-star as Adam's fellow chemotherapy patients. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:September 30, 2011


Awarded by
National Board of Review Will Reiser Best Original Screenplay 2011 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Will Reiser Best First Screenplay 2011 Winner
Writers Guild of America Will Reiser Best Original Screenplay 2011 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Will Reiser Best Original Screenplay 2011 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Will Reiser Best Screenplay 2011 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Anjelica Huston Best Supporting Female 2011 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Joseph Gordon-Levitt Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2011 Nominee


Joseph Gordon-Levitt
as Adam
Seth Rogen
as Kyle
Anna Kendrick
as Katherine
Bryce Dallas Howard
as Rachael
Anjelica Huston
as Diane
Serge Houde
as Richard
Andrew Airlie
as Dr. Ross
Matt Frewer
as Mitch
Philip Baker Hall
as Alan
Donna Yamamoto
as Dr. Walderson
Sarah Smyth
as Jenny
Peter Kelamis
as Phil
Daniel Bacon
as Dr. Phillips
P. Lynn Johnson
as Bernie
Laura Bertram
as Claire
Matty Finochio
as Ted
Veena Sood
as Nurse Stewart
Jason Vaisvila
as Cute Guy With Dreads
Brent Sheppard
as Minister
Marie Avgeropoulos
as Allison
Adrian McMorran
as Bartender
Stephanie Belding
as Friendly Nurse
Chilton Crane
as Mother On The Bus
Lauren Miller
as Bodie
Will Reiser
as Greg
Susan McLellan
as Bar Girl


Jonathan Levine
Seth Rogen
Evan Goldberg
Ben Karlin
Will Reiser
Terry Stacey
Gabe Hilfer
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jim Black
Musical Direction/Supervision
Michael Giacchino
Composer (Music Score)
Zene Baker
Annie Spitz
Production Designer
Ross Dempster
Art Director
Nicole Brown
Kelli Konop
Kyle Hunter
Associate Producer
James Weaver
Associate Producer
Ariel Shaffir
Associate Producer
Will Reiser
Executive Producer
Nathan Kahane
Executive Producer
Shane Vieau
Set Decorator
Carla Hetland
Costume Designer
Shane Connelly
Sound Mixer
David Dowling
Production Manager
Francine Maisler
Dottie Starling
Visual Effects Supervisor
Jak Osmond
Special Effects Coordinator
Shawn Williamson
Line Producer
Gary Bourgeois
Re-Recording Mixer
Tanya Hudson
Key Make-up
Scott Ateah
Stunts Coordinator
Stephanie Rossel
Script Supervisor
Michelle Hunter
Assistant Costume Designer
Monica Huppert
Department Head Makeup
Nancy Kirhoffer
Post Production Supervisor
Debra Wiebe
Department Head Hair