50/50 and More

Last night my husband Tim and I decided on a whim (actually we had nothing else to do), to go see a movie.  With the summer movie season over and very few quality movies set for release, we chose 50/50. I have to say that this was a mighty fine choice.

Originally I thought it was going to be something similar to a Tyler Perry movie, where you’re not really sure if it’s a comedy, drama or both, a dramedy. With Seth Rogen’s dramedy from 2009, Funny People, I wasn’t really sure what we were in for. Funny People was a horrible display of nothing remotely interesting with lackluster performances by Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen and a  very similar premise to 50/50, so I was a tad worried.

50/50 is about a guy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the nerdy kid from 3rd Rock from the Sun, who is diagnosed with some type of spinal cancer.  The prognosis isn’t pretty, he’s dating an “it’s all about me” Bryce Dallas Howard and his buddy Seth Rogen is using his friend’s cancer to hook up with a new girl every night.  Hello folks it’s rated R. No nudity and an occasional F word  is thrown in, but nothing too embarrassing that I couldn’t watch it with my mom. That’s all I’m giving away about the plot, I know it isn’t much, but go see it.  It is very worthwhile!

I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The soundtrack is AMAZING. I LOVE Joseph Gordon-Levitt in almost everything that he’s in (remember 10 Things I Hate About You, yeah he’s in that.) The way that these two guys play off each other is amazing.  I have to say that I would love to see it again!  You do go through the full range of emotions, you laugh and cry and get angry and fell really bad for this guy. I almost started crushing on JGL. The writing was amazing. I heard that it was based loosely on the writer’s life, whether or not that is true, I don’t know.

My husband loved it too!

Next up Tim and I did a little charity work.  We walked the American Diabetes Association’s Walk for a Cure through Knott’s Berry Farm. It was great to be in the park before it opened and see all the Halloween decorations. We ate breakfast at the Chicken Dinner Restaurant and just had a spectacular (spook-tacular) Saturday. After our walk we walked some more (we took the pups to Eisenhower Park in Orange). We have 2 more charity walks coming up in the next few months. I’ll add photos of our walks later!

Now we’re in for a night of relaxation watching True Grit and drinking some wine.

50/50 gets 5 out of 5 Gerber Daises. There’s nothing I can say bad about this movie.  I can’t wait until it’s released on DVD.  Yes I still buy those!

As always I end my posts with a quote, this time about charity from Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian-born missionary, We ourselves feel what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.