Armed with Will Reiser’s intimately knowing script, director Jonathan Levine waltzes the cancer dramedy 50/50 through all the mandatory stations (getting the diagnosis, telling family and friends, beginning treatment) with a condensed wit that helps every predictable bit land with surprising force. Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Rankin/Bass puppet face is put to beautifully nuanced use, and Seth Rogen kills as cancer guy’s best friend, navigating the drama/comedy divide without a false step, with jokes you’ll still be laughing at the next day. Did I mention 50/50 is funny? It is, and I mean hardcore, laugh-till-no-sound-comes-out funny. You’ll laugh till you cry, and vice versa. (See Movie Times)