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#1 Jan 27 2012 at 12:24 AM Rating: Good
I wanted to see this when it was in theatres, but dispite it's good reviews I, like most of the country, didn't bother. I noticed it on demand today & since it was nominated for a couple Golden Globes I figured I'd see if it was any good or not.

It was very good, perhaps the best "comedy" I've seen this year. But it's odd, as it isn't a true comedy. Really, it's mostly only funny when Seth Rogan is on screen (If you don't like Rogan, you may not like this movie though as Rogan plays himself). The rest of the time, it's fairly powerful drama. Joseph Gordon Levitt is spectacular, & 2 particularly emotional scenes of his were incredibly powerful. A movie hasn't moved me to tears in a very, very long time (In fact, the last time I remember crying during a movie was during "Little Miss Sunshine"- but that was because I was laughing so hard during the dance routine at the end). However, the scene with his Mother before he goes into surgery was epic.

Angelica Huston is great (although not in it as much as I'd have liked her to be), Bryce Dillon Howard plays an epic *****, the older actors playing Adam's chemo buddies were great, & even Anna Kendrick is endearing as Adam's flighty psychiatrist. I highly reccomend it.
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#2 Feb 13 2012 at 7:47 AM Rating: Good
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It was a good enough movie. I didn't find much to laugh about though excepting the first time JGL got stoned maybe.

I'd really wanted to see this movie. As is often the case with movies I really want to see they usually disappoint me - my own fault. I wasn't severely disappointed but I wasn't 'wowed' either.

I do like Anna Kendrick. I thought she carried Up In the Air, and probably could have added more to this flick given the opportunity.

Seth Rogan was annoying as ever if perhaps in a bit more sentimental and endearing way.

I thought Angelica Houston played her part seamlessly but I don't see where the part itself was meant stand out in the story except as a relationship building tool between JGL and his therapist.

Cancer is a tough subject to make entertaining. They didn't do too bad.
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#3 Feb 13 2012 at 10:54 AM Rating: Good
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I liked it a lot. Perhaps that's because I didn't go into it expecting much comedy? I was expecting a slightly dark, emotional movie that couched its drama in a bit of comedy and satire. That's pretty much what I felt like I got.

I was pleased that it wasn't pretentious, which I feel like a lot of dark comedies are. I liked how they treated a lot of the big medical scenes the most. The scenes when he finds out that he has cancer from the world's most insensitive doctor, and especially when he's basically thrown into life or death surgery without any time to prepare himself really stood out to me.

The fiance started crying during the latter, because she was pretty sure he was going to die. Makes for a pretty emotional scene...him going off to [possibly] die, looking panicked and unprepared, while his mother is trying to pull him back. Sad stuff.
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