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CHICAGO – In our latest comedy/drama edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 admit-two passes up for grabs to the advance Chicago screening of the new film “50/50” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick!

“50/50” also stars Anjelica Huston, Bryce Dallas Howard, Marie Avgeropoulos, Julia Benson, Lauren Miller, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Philip Baker Hall, Will Reiser, Laura Bertram, Sugar Lyn Beard, Luisa D’Oliveira and Andrew Airlie from director Jonathan Levine and writer Will Reiser.

The film opens on Sept. 30, 2011. To win your free pass to the advance Chicago screening of “50/50” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just answer our question below. That’s it! This advance screening is on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. Directions to enter this Hookup and win can be found beneath the graphic below.

The movie poster for 50/50 with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick
The movie poster for “50/50” with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anna Kendrick.
Image credit: Summit Entertainment

Here is the plot description for “50/50”:

Inspired by personal experiences, “50/50” is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis. Rogen also serves as producer along with Evan Goldberg and Ben Karlin. Jonathan Levine directs from a script by Will Reiser.

“We worked with Will on ‘Da Ali G Show’ and it was shortly after that we learned he was sick.” Rogen recalls. “As shocking, sad, confusing and generally screwed up as it was, we couldn’t ignore that – because we were so ill-equipped to deal with the situation – funny things kept happening. Will got better, and when he did, we thought the best way to pull something good out of the situation was to get him to write a screenplay.”

Rogen added: “Ideally we wanted to make a film that would be as funny, sad and hopefully as honest as the experience we went through. As soon as the script was completed, it quickly became a passion project for all of us. It helped us come to terms with Will’s struggle as well as our own experiences.”

“50/50” is the story of a guy’s transformative and, yes, sometimes funny journey to health. “50/50” draws its emotional core from Will Reiser’s own experience with cancer. The film reminds us that friendship and love – no matter what bizarre turns they take – are the greatest healers.

The movie trailer for “50/50” can be watched now below.

To secure your free tickets now, make sure you’re logged into your HollywoodChicago.com account. If you don’t yet have one, you can quickly register here. Having an account with a valid e-mail address is required. Then, simply add a new comment in the form below. In your comment, include an answer to this question:

How has cancer touched your life or the life of someone you know?

Like all Hookups here, this Hookup is simple: Just submit your comment below and we will award 40 admit-two tickets randomly via e-mail for our “50/50” Hookup. Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Winners are typically e-mailed our advance-screening passes two days before the screening date. Good luck!

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rickyton's picture

Cancer Effect?

Luckily I haven’t had any family members with cancer but last yr my mother had a close call and Thx to surgery before spreading my mom was ok, a very scary feeling.

bear's picture

life is short

A close family member was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago. Luckily, he fought and beat the illness and survived. The lesson I learned from this is that life is short and never let a day go by without knowing what you live for.

monica13's picture


I have been very fortunate in that I haven’t personally had someone close to me get cancer, but I have a friend whose mom died from it and to see the effect it had on my friend and his family had encouraged me to get out there and participate in cancer awareness events as well as help raise money for the cause.

cccpr's picture

My aunt died of breast

My aunt died of breast cancer in 2000, my mom was diagnosed with a rare form of anal cancer in 2005 (she’s now fine), and a close family friend went through two stem cell transplants for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and was later diagnosed with breast cancer (she’s also fine). We’ve been very lucky.

ichung2's picture


Sometimes terminal illness such as cancer makes us rethink about the meaning of life and how we can still change the way we live. Cancer is negative but the radiating effects of it can be life-changing and positive at the same time to the person who has cancer and those who are close to him/her. Life is full of uncertainties and unpredictable. Nevertheless, we should still be thankful for what we have and cherish every day.

irishmantopguy's picture


I have struggled with cancer for several years, it is truly a debilitating illness. I have watched as weight falls off me faster than the hair on my head. I have be fortunate enough to have a fantastic support system with friends and family. The cancer i was diagnosed with is Metastaticosteosarcoma. VERY BAD DUDE there. My mother also was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and my sister had to have a hysterectomy due to cancer. This disease is terrible because the way it completely drains you of the things you took for granted before, living with the pain on a daily basis is horrendous in and of itself but when people look at you and assume you have HIV or worse solely cause your thin is the worst thing about cancer.

galongil's picture


My Grandpa had cancer while I was young and I sadly remember every second of it. Its want of those things that just really suck.

jul0119's picture

Cancer & Life

I’ve known many people who have battled cancer won/lost—-glad to say the ones who’ve won are still in my life mainly my Dad…He’s had many bouts w/cancer due to anti-renal transplantation drugs…but he’s still kicking cancer’s a.. I’ve also had many patients that have/haven’t beat cancer along with my Grandmother/Great Aunt who I love & miss very much…It’s a terrible disease no one can control and I hope that a cure comes very soon! Until then Here’s to kicking cancer’s a..!! ;)

David Smith's picture


My friend has it

jethrox101's picture


I have an uncle who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer after being misdiagnosed for six months. He is now trying to make his last few months as meaningful as possible.

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