Thursday, February 02, 2012
1688 - 50/50
Seth Rogen and Bryce Dallas Howard are both pretty darn great in their supporting roles, but this film belongs to Anna Kendrik and Joseph Goron-Levitt. Their chemistry is absolutely adorable, but they also bring this amazing vulnerability to their roles. You just want to wrap them both up and keep them safe.
I don't put a hell of a lot of stock into the award shows, I think of them more as extended advertising for the films, and in that paradigm this is a film that was absolutely robbed by not getting a single nomination. Regardless of the fact that the script is so damn solid, and the direction is inspired, this is a film that's extremely timely. I imagine it's rather difficult this day and age to find someone who hasn't been affected by a loved one with cancer. This is a story that needed to be told. It's uplifting when it needs to be, and grabs you oh so well. I absolutely loved it. If you haven't seen this yet, get thee to whatever-the-hell you want things on now. Do it!