50/50/Heartwarming

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  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Adam gets annoyed with Kyle's attitude near the end of the film. But while waiting to go into a final, roll-the-dice surgery, he visits Kyle's house. In the bathroom, bookmarked and dog-eared, he finds a self-help book entitled "Facing Cancer Together."
  • After Adam has a breakdown the night before his surgery, he calls Katherine and tells her he wishes she was his girlfriend.
  • While having a meeting with his psychologist, Adam mentions he doesn't call his mother because he sees her as a annoying smotherer. The psychologist defends his mother telling him "She has a husband who can't talk to her and a son who won't [1] . This gets to Adam and he finally decides to return his mother's phone calls.

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  1. Her husband has Alzheimer's