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Hot Entertainment: Filmed in Vancouver

Photo by Chris Helcermanas-Benge, copyright 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved

If you imagine a movie about a 27-year-old with spinal cancer, you probably expect a 10-hankie weepfest, not an R-rated dramedy. But 50/50, which was filmed here in Vancouver, draws its emotions, both positive and negative, from screenwriter Will Reiser’s battle with cancer, allowing the occasional laugh to slip through. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and local lad Seth Rogen (both pictured) play best friends whose lives change forever—but not entirely for the worse—after a cancer diagnosis. 50/50 is in theatres now.—Sheri Radford

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