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50/50 Quotes

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'50/50' quotes represent some of the best lines in this 2011 drama/comedy film, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Adam, a young man dealing with cancer. Gordon-Levitt delivers some of the most memorable '50/50' movie quotes, but his friend, Kyle (Seth Rogen) does as well, injecting humor into a very, very tough situation. Other great quotes come from Adam's mother, Diane (Anjelica Huston), and Adam's grad student therapist Katherine (Anna Kendrick). These '50/50' quotes are inspirational and funny, reflecting the overall theme of the movie. Enjoy the quotes and be sure to vote for your favorites (and add your own).

'50/50' is loosely based on writer Will Reiser's own experiences with having cancer in his 20s. Is it a realistic portrayal? Movie critics seem to think so: '50/50' movie reviews are overwhelmingly positive (the movie scored very well on Rotten Tomatoes).

For more blockbuster movie quotes, check out these lists for the best lines from 'Moneyball,' 'Contagion,' 'Dolphin Tale, 'I Don't Know How She Does It' and 'Red State.'
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    Night Blindness

    Night Blindness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 50/50 Quotes
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    Rachael (to Adam): "You got a prescription for medicinal marijuana?"
    Kyle: "No, I got a prescription."
    Rachael: "Well, what's wrong with you?"
    Kyle: "I have night blindness..."

    Classic Seth Rogen weed humor. Hiliarious!
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    My Body

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    Adam: "Okay let's do it. (Turns on clippers, hesitates) Wait a minute - what do you use these for?"
    Kyle: "You know, my body..."

    Adam hesitates while shaving his head with Kyle's clippers, and rightly so.
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    Because I Have Cancer?

    Because I Have Cancer? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 50/50 Quotes
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    Adam: "So, you really think that the girls gonna go for me just 'cause I have cancer?"
    Kyle: "For the millionth time, yes!"

    As Adam's best friend Kyle, Seth Rogen tries to keep his buddy's spirits lifted. He convinces Adam that his cancer will make him a 'chick magnet.'
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    But I Recycle

    But I Recycle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 50/50 Quotes
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    Adam: "A tumor?"
    Doctor: "Yes."
    Adam: "Me?"
    Doctor: "Yes."
    Adam: "That doesn't make any sense though. I mean, I don't smoke, I don't drink...I recycle..."

    This quote sums up how Adam feels: He's only 27. He has what? He's lived a clean life, done the right things, but he still got cancer. For anyone who's battled the disease, particularly younger adults, this has to resonate....
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