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    Who's planning on seeing 50/50? Why or why not?

    Asked by KarenG_WN on Monday, September 26, 2011

    Who's planning on seeing 50/50? Why or why not?

    The movie is about a 27-year-old guy's cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

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    • KarenG_WN's Avatar
      KarenG_WN

      it opens up on September 30th.

      over 5 years ago
    • RE16's Avatar
      RE16

      I do not plan to see it, it will only upset me. I usually see movies that lift my spirit and cause laughter.

      over 5 years ago
    • lynn1950's Avatar
      lynn1950

      Just heard about it from you! I will probably see it if it gets good reviews.

      over 5 years ago
    • Bobbie's Avatar
      Bobbie

      Hello can you tell me what 50/50 is

      over 5 years ago
    • Bobbie's Avatar
      Bobbie

      ooppsss i just saw it thanks

      over 5 years ago
    • lovekitties' Avatar
      lovekitties

      I won't go to see it. From the previews I have seen there is a lot of 'comic relief' and even some romance. My biggest concern is that those who are not impacted by cancer will get a skewed view of 'how you should live' with the diagnosis. Of course if someone made a movie of 'the real story of cancer', no one would want to see it.

      over 5 years ago
    • mspinkladybug's Avatar
      mspinkladybug

      why? i already had cancer why would I want to watch a movie about it ? I think this movie will do more harm then good everyone handles cancer in their own way

      over 5 years ago
    • kulaken's Avatar
      kulaken

      Wont be watching it ,, made the mistake of watching the bucket list a few days ago ,, had some laughs in it ,, but to close to home ,

      over 5 years ago
    • PhillieG's Avatar
      PhillieG

      I doubt I'll go to the theater to see it (a 50/50 chance) but I'd certainly watch it on Netflix. One of the writers of it did have cancer so I feel that gives him "street-cred" to look at the lighter side of cancer. Yes, I do believe there IS a lighter side of cancer. I pulled "The Cancer Card" once to get out of a speeding ticket. It worked. I certainly don't make a habit of it at all. From the interviews I've seen with the cast I think they were able to pull it off. I also think that those of us with cancer will view it differently than those without cancer but that's true in the "real-world" anyway. We're all on the same planet but often we are in different worlds.
      Good question Karen.

      over 5 years ago
    • Pangea422's Avatar
      Pangea422

      my mom has stage IV colon cancer and i've been thinking about this for a while. i kind of want to see it, but thought about seeing it alone because i don't know how i'll react. i've been trying to take care of myself as everyone keeps telling me, so i can better take care of my mom and i don't know if putting myself in this situation would be a good thing.

      over 5 years ago
    • MAGNUM1's Avatar
      MAGNUM1

      I probably will see the movie. I have been battling cancer for 7 years now. I have viewed other movies, with a cancer patient theme. 50-50 is supposed to use humor in telling this story.
      I feel that it will be helpful to me, to watch a movie that takes this different approach. I am a 7 year survivor, with active cancer.

      Seeing such a movie, only inspires me-MORE-to win my battle.

      I will never give up.

      over 5 years ago
    • MAGNUM1's Avatar
      MAGNUM1

      Also, there is a nationally known male comedian, who has fought his own cancer, and tours the country making jokes about it.
      I attended his show at a local comeday club, many years ago. The place was packed with people, since cancer affects-EVERYONE. He wrote a book about his life, which I bought, for
      inspiration.

      I feel that it is important to view cancer, at times, in a humorous manner. I have had cancer for 7 years now. Humor helps people deal with all kinds of daily stress, including cancer..........

      sometimes that is a temporary remedy.....

      over 5 years ago
    • MAGNUM1's Avatar
      MAGNUM1

      Just read another commenter, mentioning the Bucket List movie, and the negative effect it had on her.

      Each person is different, in how they respond to things.

      I have terminal cancer, and saw the Bucket List with my wife.
      We both enjoyed the movie. It didn't depress me, in any
      way. 6 years ago, closer to my cancer diagnosis, would have
      been a different story.

      I refuse to let cancer win. Your attitude about life is important, I feel, in your "journey."

      I am active in the ACS Relay For Life-Schoolcraft/Vicksburg, Michigan event; Captain of the HOPEFUL HEARTS team.

      I am a survivor. I look at my cancer as the enemy. I will prevail.

      Cancer does not know......who it is dealing with!

      over 5 years ago
    • NancyE's Avatar
      NancyE

      I can't wait until it is out on DVD. The reviews are varied - bbut it looks like a great movie! After watching the trailer and reading the reviews I really want to see it. I like to see the lighter side of cancer, staying positive, laughing --- but seriously dealing with it all. Thanks for posting the question.

      Here is the post to the reviews that were helpful. :) http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/50_50/70202141?trkid=2361637

      over 5 years ago
    • SarahPants' Avatar
      SarahPants

      My husband and I just saw it last night. We generally like the Seth Rogen movies, so we'd been looking forward to seeing what the movie would be like. I must admit that it was pretty rough for the both of us. I just had my first surgery a couple of weeks back and am in the beginning stages of having the diagnosis. I broke down at one point and my husband had to escort me out of the theater. It was just too close to home and too much at this particular time. It's now the next day and I still feel pretty yucky about the whole thing. My husband (we're newlyweds) also didn't fair too well after watching it. However, we did pick up a few pints of Ben & Jerry's on the way home from the theater, which made us feel a bit better :o) In all, the movie was good- I think that it is going to do well with people around my age (I'm in my early/mid 20s), and older crowds as well. It was just not the right movie for me to see or experience at this point. Yucky...

      over 5 years ago
    • Jackie's Avatar
      Jackie

      Nope. I have had cancer twice and dealt with it in my way. I don't care to watch someone else go through this ordeal, even if he used humor as a way of coping.

      over 5 years ago

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