Inception actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt has praised 50/50 writer Will Reiser for his ability to take funny moments and translate them into words and to make the characters feel human. Joseph admitted that it is often difficult to write funny but that Will did a fantastic job with the 50/50 script.
Gordon-Levitt explained "It's really rare to find a story that has characters that feel like human beings. In most scripts, the characters feel more like stereotypes or plot devices and this felt really earnest and real. And it was genuinely funny. It made me laugh and the hardest thing to find is writing that is actually funny."
50/50 is based on the true story of Will Reiser who survived a cancer scare and wanted to make people realise that with great drama, there are still moments of joy and laughter. 50/50, which also stars Seth Rogen is already out in the US and is released in the UK on November 25.