Why I Love It: Dramedies are tough. The forced in humor can ruin the drama, or dramatic moments can seem out of place amidst the fun, but 50/50 has found the happy medium, and it’s great. I know some people who’ve liked this movie and some who didn’t love it, but for some reason it just connected with me. I believe it to be Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s best performance, and it’s the ultimate example of what movies and art are supposed to do, and that’s convey truth through the lie that is fiction; 50/50 so strongly tells that we all aren’t promised the next day. In a lot of ways, real life is both a drama and comedy, and this film takes you on a realistic journey of someone who has a 50% chance of living.
The fifth and final short film I made with my friends this summer, and we went out with a bang. Personally think this is the funniest sketch I’ve ever written, and the actors and crew totally brought it to life. Made fun of Nickelback, Magic Mike, and those awkward bathroom moments. Check it out and be sure to watch it in HD!
Just saw Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) for the first time. I absolutely loved it. It was cast perfectly, and it was one of those movies that had a cool concept, and carried it out with a great story.
The film has such a strong message, and is really thought provoking. I watched it on Netflix, so if you have an account and haven’t seen it, queue it up!