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    TIFF '11 Review: Admirable, Low-Key ’50/50’ Splits Difference Between Genuinely Funny And Sad

    Let's get this out of the way early; the cancer dramedy, "50/50," formerly known as "I'm With Cancer," is an admirable effort by all the parties involved. There's maturity and restraint shown throughout in this story, about a healthy young twentysomething man staring his mortality in the face when he is suddenly diagnosed with a rare spinal cancer, and it's a well-intentioned humanistic drama that tries to demonstrate that life is complicated and never quite cut and dry. The measured film takes pains to illustrate there is laughter to be derived in difficult and near-tragic situations and melancholy can also be found in some of the most humor...

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    Director Jonathan Levine Talks Title Changes, Pearl Jam & Making Cancer Dramedy '50/50'

    Filmmaker Describes Why They Dropped The Original Title, 'I'm With Cancer' & How They Survived Losing Their Lead Actor 2 Weeks Before ShootingThe words 'Seth Rogen comedy' and 'Oscar-buzz' are not usually found in the same sentence, but that's the situation that "50/50" has found itself in. Based on...

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    'The Descendants,' 'Shame,' 'The Artist' Head Full Line Up For 55th BFI London Film Festival

    'The Ides Of March,' 'We Need To Talk About Kevin,' 'Carnage,' 'Wuthering Heights' & More Also IncludedWe're really getting into the thick of festival season by now. Telluride is long departed, things are winding down in Venice (we're here for another 24 hours, but it's starting to look like a ghost...

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    Watch: Seth Rogen Goes Froggy Style In 2 Red Band Clips From '50/50'

    Are there laughs to be found in cancer? If there are, "50/50" is going to find them as the dramedy gears up for a release next month with two restricted clips from the movie hitting the interwebs.

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    Watch: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Tries To Use Cancer To Get Laid In New Trailer For '50/50'

    Cancer. Funny right? Okay, so maybe the C-word doesn't exactly tickle your funny bone, at least not initially, but "50/50" will try find humor and heart in the deadly disease in this based-on-a-true story tale.

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    New Poster For Jonathan Levine's '50/50' Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Seth Rogen

    The term "dramedy" gets thrown around fairly loosely these days but one film we're expecting to really push the boundaries of the genre union is the upcoming story of a man's fight against cancer, masterminded by dynamic comedy duo of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

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    '50/50' Crew Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, & Jonathan Levine To Team-Up For Road-Trip Comedy 'Jamaica'

    Cancer Comedy Scribe Will Reiser Also Penning ScriptThe sign of a good creative collaboration: a re-team before your first film even hits the the screens. That's the m.o. for the creative principas behind, "50/50," the comedy drama that was once known as "I'm With Cancer." Co-starring Seth Rogen and...

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    Watch: Seth Rogen Helps Joseph Gordon-Levitt Deal With Cancer In Trailer For '50/50'

    After enduring a couple of talent switch-ups (Joseph Gordon-Levitt replaced James McAvoy; Jonathan Levine came aboard when early director Nicole Holofcener exited the project) in addition a few title changes (it was first known as "I'm With Cancer," then changed briefly to "Live With It") a trailer ...

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    Summit Sets Seth Rogen/Joseph Gordon-Levitt Cancer Comedy, Retitled '50/50,' For Sept 30th

    Terminal illness and comedy: not always the easiest combination to market. While a film like "Terms of Endearment" was a colossal success, that was a quarter of a century ago, and a more recent example like "Funny People" showed how even the seemingly unstoppable pairing of Judd Apatow and Adam Sand...

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