Thursday, December 1, 2011


Acting: 4/5
Story: 4.5/5
Perception: 4.5/5
Rating: 4.5/5

Treating with a delicate in a way that the public will not be overwhelmed nor outraged is never easy. When it is about one of the most terrifying diseases of our times the job is even more difficult. A 20 something guy finds out that he has cancer and that his chances are 50%, him coping with the news and the entire situation gives us a movie.

To be honest I was having high hopes for this one, and it didn't disappoint me at all.
First of all the acting was right as it should have been, it was natural and not a all forced. There were hesitations in the dialogs but they had their perfect timing. The central duo was some sort of ying and yang, control/chaos. If you can easily become attached to the main character, the situation was quite different with the other one. Gordon-Levitt had the easier job in terms of likability, nevertheless he backed it with some serious interpretation. Rogen on the other hand, played the same role he always does: he was in charge with the less-conventional humor, which from time to time seemed to be pushed a little bit too far.
The psychiatrist girl was the balance that the main character needed for the bro-duo to work, she was innocence working with a couch.

What made the film follow its natural path was very well timed alternation between emotional, ironic and crude moments. There was never an over accumulation of neither of these, and that makes you stick to the story bearing both hope and compassion.

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