The second trailer for 50/50 has hit the web today and the film still looks absolutely excellent. It’s earning very positive early reviews and from the trailer, you can see why. Judging by what we see below, it looks more like a comedy but apparently it’s quite touching and has a lot of heart and drama. From what I’ve heard, the film manages to perfectly balance the comedy with the drama and one moment you’re crying from laughter and the next you’re crying from sadness.
Some are even going so far as to call this an Awards contender. Truthfully, I wouldn’t be surprised. While I can’t exactly see Seth Rogen standing on the podium with a statue in hand, I can see Joseph Gordon-Levitt being up there, or at least earning a nomination. He’s a fantastic young actor and has one of the most promising careers in Hollywood. He’s bordering on the A-list right now but once The Dark Knight Rises hits, he’ll shoot right up there.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen lead the way with a supporting cast including Anna Kendrick and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film is being directed by Jonathan Levine and will arrive in theatres on September 30th.
Check out the trailer below.
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. Rogen also serves as producer, along with Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin. Jonathan Levine directs 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. 50/50 draws its emotional core from Will Reiser’s own experience with cancer and reminds us that friendship and love, no matter what bizarre turns they take, are the greatest healers.