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* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Adam neglects to shave off his eyebrows, which chemotherapy ''also'' causes to fall out. To be fair, this oversight is so common that very few people would ever notice and point it out to him.

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*BookEnd: The film begins and ends with Kyleís waiting for Adam in his car in front of Adamís house.


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*{{Foreshadowing}}: Adam holds his back when he crosses street during his jogging.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: When the aspect ratio briefly changes while destroying the painting.


* {{NPR}}: Adam works at a local affiliate, developing a story about a local volcano. It becomes a case of "I Have to Finish This Before I Die."


* SlutShaming: ''"Exhibit...WHORE!"''


50/50 is a 2011 comedic drama starring Creator/JosephGordonLevitt as a young man battling cancer.

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50/50 is a 2011 comedic drama starring Creator/JosephGordonLevitt as a young man battling cancer.
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* ActorAllusion: Naturally, since Rogen is playing himself by a different name. The scene in which Kyle applies antibiotics to Adam's scar, in particular, was taken directly from real life. Nor is this [[FunnyPeople the first time on film]] that Seth Rogen has counseled someone with a terminal illness.
** [[Film/{{Twilight}} Victoria]] can't seem to smell anything wrong with [[Creator/AnnaKendrick Jessica]], but is back in [[TheOtherRainforest Seattle]].



* DyeingForYourArt: Joseph Gordon-Levitt really did shave his head on camera.



* WriteWhoYouKnow: Will Reiser based the main characters off of himself and his friend Creator/SethRogen. So basically, Rogen is playing himself.


50/50 is a 2011 comedic drama starring JosephGordonLevitt as a young man battling cancer.

Adam Lerner, a Seattle twentysomething who doesn't smoke or drive, goes to the doctor about a persistent back pain. It turns out to be a rare form of cancer, and Adam is immediately put into chemotherapy. The film shows how he deals with the disease, focusing in particular on the relationships he has with various people in his life. These include his detached girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard), his loyal but excessively laddish best friend Kyle (Creator/SethRogen), novice therapist Katie (Anna Kendrick), needy and protective mother (Anjelica Huston) and a group of fellow cancer sufferers with whom he has a sort of support group.

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50/50 is a 2011 comedic drama starring JosephGordonLevitt Creator/JosephGordonLevitt as a young man battling cancer.

Adam Lerner, a Seattle twentysomething who doesn't smoke or drive, goes to the doctor about a persistent back pain. It turns out to be a rare form of cancer, and Adam is immediately put into chemotherapy. The film shows how he deals with the disease, focusing in particular on the relationships he has with various people in his life. These include his detached girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard), (Creator/BryceDallasHoward), his loyal but excessively laddish best friend Kyle (Creator/SethRogen), novice therapist Katie (Anna Kendrick), (Creator/AnnaKendrick), needy and protective mother (Anjelica Huston) (Creator/AnjelicaHuston) and a group of fellow cancer sufferers with whom he has a sort of support group.


Adam Lerner, a Seattle twentysomething who doesn't smoke or drive, goes to the doctor about a persistent back pain. It turns out to be a rare form of cancer, and Adam is immediately put into chemotherapy. The film shows how he deals with the disease, focusing in particular on the relationships he has with various people in his life. These include his detached girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard), his loyal but excessively laddish best friend Kyle (Creator/SethRogen), novice therapist Katie (Anna Kendrick), needy and protective mother (Anjelica Houston) and a group of fellow cancer sufferers with whom he has a sort of support group.

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Adam Lerner, a Seattle twentysomething who doesn't smoke or drive, goes to the doctor about a persistent back pain. It turns out to be a rare form of cancer, and Adam is immediately put into chemotherapy. The film shows how he deals with the disease, focusing in particular on the relationships he has with various people in his life. These include his detached girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard), his loyal but excessively laddish best friend Kyle (Creator/SethRogen), novice therapist Katie (Anna Kendrick), needy and protective mother (Anjelica Houston) Huston) and a group of fellow cancer sufferers with whom he has a sort of support group.

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** [[Film/{{Twilight}} Victoria]] can't seem to smell anything wrong with [[Creator/AnnaKendrick Jessica]], but is back in [[TheOtherRainforest Seattle]].


** A deleted scene reveals that he's heading down to {{Florida}} to move in with his daughter. But before he departs, he leaves Adam a bag filled with every tie he's ever worn.

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** A deleted scene reveals that he's heading down to {{Florida}} UsefulNotes/{{Florida}} to move in with his daughter. But before he departs, he leaves Adam a bag filled with every tie he's ever worn.


* {{Adorkable}}: Katherine, who's very sweet but still very new at her job. It also helps that she's played by AnnaKendrick.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Katherine, who's very sweet but still very new at her job. It also helps that she's played by AnnaKendrick.Creator/AnnaKendrick.


Adam Lerner, a Seattle twentysomething who doesn't smoke or drive, goes to the doctor about a persistent back pain. It turns out to be a rare form of cancer, and Adam is immediately put into chemotherapy. The film shows how he deals with the disease, focusing in particular on the relationships he has with various people in his life. These include his detached girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard), his loyal but excessively laddish best friend Kyle (SethRogen), novice therapist Katie (Anna Kendrick), needy and protective mother (Anjelica Houston) and a group of fellow cancer sufferers with whom he has a sort of support group.

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Adam Lerner, a Seattle twentysomething who doesn't smoke or drive, goes to the doctor about a persistent back pain. It turns out to be a rare form of cancer, and Adam is immediately put into chemotherapy. The film shows how he deals with the disease, focusing in particular on the relationships he has with various people in his life. These include his detached girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard), his loyal but excessively laddish best friend Kyle (SethRogen), (Creator/SethRogen), novice therapist Katie (Anna Kendrick), needy and protective mother (Anjelica Houston) and a group of fellow cancer sufferers with whom he has a sort of support group.



* WriteWhoYouKnow: Will Reiser based the main characters off of himself and his friend SethRogen. So basically, Rogen is playing himself.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Will Reiser based the main characters off of himself and his friend SethRogen.Creator/SethRogen. So basically, Rogen is playing himself.

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* MaybeEverAfter: [[spoiler: The film ends with Adam and Katherine on their presumably first date]]. Enforced by the filmmakers who refused to film a kiss scene at the orders of the studio.


* {{Adorkable}}: Katherine, who's very sweet but still very new at her job. It doesn't hurt that she's played by AnnaKendrick.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Katherine, who's very sweet but still very new at her job. It doesn't hurt also helps that she's played by AnnaKendrick.


* JerkAssWithAHeartOfGold: Despite Kyle's boorishness, he's shown to have been reading books on how to help a loved one fight cancer by the end of the film.

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* JerkAssWithAHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite Kyle's boorishness, he's shown to have been reading books on how to help a loved one fight cancer by the end of the film.

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