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#1 of 1 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted October 10 2011 - 09:06 AM

Cancer in young men is not common, especially men in their mid-to-late 20s, but it happened to Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who gets a cancer diagnosis and has to come to terms with it, and then prepare for the battle in the form of chemo. Adam gets some unexpected support from his best friend Kyle (Seth Rogen), his girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard), his mother (Anjelica Huston) and a young therapist (Anna Kendrick), as well as a couple of guys from his chemo group (played by Max Frewer and Philip Baker Hall). While cancer isn't a funny topic, there are some laughs (mainly from Kyle's contribution to the storyline, and using cancer to get laid), some tears, some pain, some resentment, some self-pity, some bittersweet self-realization of one's mortality. The script was penned by Will Reiser (friends with Seth Rogen in real life), and follows a somewhat auto-biographical bent for Will as shown with Adam's story. I didn't love the film, but didn't loathe it, either. I give it 2.75 stars, or a grade of B-.
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