Monday, August 27, 2012

Tuesday Movie: 50/50

I picked this film because... a.) It's a really wonderful movie about one young man dealing with a cancer diagnosis. b.) Cancer is very prevalent. I bet everyone who reads this blog has someone they know who has received a diagnosis of Cancer.  Or maybe they have. Some people get cancer, get treated and go on to live a normal life, while others aren't so lucky. c.) Today my dad is going in for a biopsy as his doctor at the VA suspects Cancer.  He's almost 80, so this news is not quite as tragic as someone diagnosed young.  Knowing my dad, he'll be fine. And if he isn't, we'll do our best to make the remainder of his life as comfortable as possible. So, back to the movie.  Guess what?  SPOILER ALERT... He doesn't die.  At least not in this movie.
So, have you seen it?  What did you think?

11 comments:

  1. I've not even heard of this movie before. Maybe because we don't have tv stations. We're so far behind the times. We're still watching new-to-us episodes of Six Feet Under on Netflix.

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    1. I loved Six Feet Under. Surprise, surprise, huh?
      This movie is good. Not sure if it's on Netflix.

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  2. Haven't seen this movie. Hope things go well with your father.

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  3. I loved that movie. It's so well done, it made me laugh and cry. Great pic.

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    1. It is. It even made my husband get a little teary and that rarely happens.

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  4. You forgot to mention that I told you to feature this film. Ha, I love taking credit. I loved this movie. I cried because I'm a sap like that. But I love how real it is. People seem to glorify cancer and make it some sort of heroic journey disease, but this story (based on a true story) shows how much of an internal struggle it can be. I do hope everything goes well for your dad.

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    1. Yes, Jill, you recommended it to me. But, it is a departure from my theme in that no one dies in the movie.
      Thanks, me too.

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  5. I have heard of this but have not seen it - I bet it is on Netflix so I will put it ine queue - how is your dad?

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    1. He has cancer. I asked him how he felt about that and he said, "I don't think it's gonna kill me right now, but if it does, I never thought I'd live to be 80 so that's okay." He's not an emotional person.

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