50/50 parents guide


Release date September 30, 2011

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.

Why is 50/50 rated R? The MPAA rated 50/50 R for language throughout, sexual content and some drug use.

Rating & Content Info

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Why is 50/50 rated R? 50/50 is rated R by the MPAA for language throughout, sexual content and some drug use.

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


- 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.


- 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.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse and Sexual Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Coarse Language, Mature Theme.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Substance Abuse.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

50/50 is directed by Jonathan Levine and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of 50/50 movie is January 24, 2012. Here are some details…

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

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