ClearPlay In Action!R–rated language and crude humor abound in 50/50. The ClearPlayed version surgically removes an explicit sexual scene, as well as more than 130 profanities and lewd references, including nearly 60 F-words. While some of Adam’s and Kyle’s relationship is lost in the cutting, what emerges is a great serio–comic treatment of a powerful friendship, and the imminent tragedy of disease. Drug allusions and the intensity of the subject matter aren’t well suited to a younger audience.
What are my odds of liking 50/50?…There aren’t a whole lot of cancer comedies to choose from, but 50/50 might be the cure for what ails you. Gordon–Levitt and Rogen make a great team, and the story — loosely based on real–life events of the writer — successfully walks a fine line between comedy and drama. The prognosis: one of the best and most moving comedies of the year.
Marty Nabhan—ClearPlay Oddsmaker
Rated R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug use; 100 min; Directed by Jonathan Levine