Wednesday, 30 November 2011

50/50 (2011)

Up to very recently, a story about someone dying of cancer only means a triple-hanky Hollywood weepie.

Here the entire genre and its conventions (the sufferer becoming more beautiful when slowly dying, etc) are subverted and mocked. It's as close to real life as it gets!

It's highly watchable because of the heroic romanticism of the Hollywood weepie is replaced by real life humour.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 30 November 2011.

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