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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Chicago Passes to ‘50/50’ With Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen
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.
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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.
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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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