We've already told you why we love the upcoming cancer dramedy 50/50 so much, but now it's time for you to to decide for yourself. The film, which stars Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and more) isn't due to hit theaters until September 30th, but Movies.com is going to sneak you into an advanced screening of this sucker on August 30th (August 29th for those in Austin, Texas) because, well, we're cool like that.
If you live in Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle or Washington, DC, then start paying attention. Movies.com has up to 100 free tickets for each screening, and all you have to do is click on this link and reserve your ticket. With all the great buzz this film has been generating over the past month, we imagine seats are going to fill up fast, so don't waste time or wait till we get closer to the screening date -- reserve your spot now!
Here's the film's official synopsis: "Inspired by personal experiences, 50/50 is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis in this new comedy directed by Jonathan Levine from a script by Will Reiser.
“We worked with Will on Da Ali G show, and it was shortly after that we learned he was sick.” Rogen recalls. “As shocking, sad, confusing and generally screwed up as it was; we couldn't ignore that because we were so ill-equipped to deal with the situation, funny things kept happening. Will got better, and when he did, we thought the best way to pull something good out of the situation was to get him to write a screenplay. Ideally we wanted to make a film that would be as funny, sad, and hopefully as honest as the experience we went through. As soon as the script was completed, it quickly became a passion project for all of us. It helped us come to terms with Will's struggle as well as our own experiences.”
50/50 is the story of a guy’s transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health – drawing its emotional core from Will Reiser’s own experience with cancer and reminding us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers."
Yes, we've seen it. Yes, it's great (and funny, and sad, and heartwarming, and you'll cry at the end), so save yourself a few bucks and attend this advanced screening on us. Reserve your spot here.