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50/50

People can't change their circumstances, only how they deal with them. So when Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) learns he has cancer, he tries to find a way to cope with the news of his 50/50 chance of survival.

Overall Grade: --
Violence: --
Sexual Content: --
Language: --
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Release Date: 30 Sep 2011
Run Time: 99
MPAA Rating: R

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In-Depth Review

Release Date: 30 September 2011

Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis:

People can’t change their circumstances, only how they deal with them. So when Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) learns he has cancer, he tries to find a way to cope with the news of his 50/50 chance of survival.

Content Details: Beyond the Movie Ratings...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:

- Brief portrayal of sexual simulated activity (no nudity, but some detail shown).

- Implied sexual activity

- Frequent crude sexual references and infrequent use of vulgar language.

- References to crude bodily functions in a context of serious illness.

- Embracing and kissing.

Language:

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, often in a sexual context.

- Frequent use of scatological slang and mild cursing.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Marijuana use (in a medicinal context).

- Substance abuse.

- Tobacco use.

Video alternatives

Two men, who have been given a terminal diagnosis, decide to use their remaining time to do the things on their Bucket List—a set of goals they hope to achieve before they kick the bucket. In Shadowlands, a confirmed bachelor finds his heart turned up side down when a woman he thought was just a friend develops cancer. Another man who has been given this devastating news decides to document his story in My Life.

Home Video Notes

50/50 releases to home video on January 24, 2012.

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