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(2011) (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen) (R)

Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Minor

Dramedy: A young man deals with a potentially terminal cancer diagnosis.
Adam (JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT) is a 27-year-old radio network employee who discovers that he a potentially deadly form of cancer. He has to break the news to his crude best friend, Kyle (SETH ROGEN); his artist-girlfriend, Rachael (BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD); his overbearing mother Diane (ANJELICA HUSTON); and Alzheimer's-stricken father, Richard (SERGE HOUDE).

Diane wants to move in with Adam, but he refuses. Rachael tries to care for him, but she has no experience with sickness and ends up cheating on him. Meanwhile, Kyle wants to use Adam's condition to elicit sympathy from random women so he and Adam can sleep with them.

Adam forms friendships with two kindred spirits in chemotherapy, an elderly man named Alan (PHILIP BAKER HALL) and a younger married man named Mitch (MATT FREWER). They share their wisdom, experience, and medicinal marijuana with him. At the same time, Adam shares a growing attraction with a young, student-therapist named Katie (ANNA KENDRICK) who has been assigned to his case. He eventually comes to rely on all these people when he agrees to a last-ditch surgery.

Some older teens may be drawn to the film's cast of young and popular stars.
For language throughout, sexual content, and some drug use.

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