Movie: 50/50 (2011)
It was on The Daily Show I first heard about the movie 50/50. Seth Rogen was on, and he talked about how he and his friend Will Reiser wanted to tell a cancer story that was a bit different. Will Reiser himself had cancer, and drew on his experiences while writing. It shows in the finished product, especially in the dialogue. It’s personal and emotional, but also funny and truthful. The only downside is that it does seem to lack the depth it aimed for.