What a drab title.  There isn’t much point to developing a round-about roundup segue when my title is as bromidic as the first movie title is numeric.  Whether you care, know the word ‘bromidic,’ or even wish I’d just hurry up, the odds are always 50/50 (Rotten TomatoesMetacritic).

“Mostly it’s just terribly funny and sad and beautifully acted and terrifically feel-good for being, you know, a cancer comedy.” Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle

Winner, and sole participant, in the category of “Feel Good Cancer Comedy.”

“Chances are about 90/10 that you’ll enjoy 50/50.” Tom Long Detroit News

Don’t take chances; trust the odds 100/0.

“A wonderful, cathartic pleasure. “ Eric D. Snider EricDSnider.com

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“A movie handled with this kind of care is a rare gift. Refusing to hide from pain or bow to it, 50/50 makes its own rules. It’ll get to you.” Rolling Stone Peter Travers

Does it hurt to get got?

“Even hardened cynics will embrace the cliché – yep, you will laugh, you will cry.” The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Rick Groen

If we had to score 50/50 on the laugh/cry scale, I’d give it a 42.  I dunno, What’s Your Number (Rotten TomatoesMetacritic)?

“”What’s Your Number?” doesn’t know when to quit. Once it subsides into squishy wedding pornography, it is all but unendurable.” Stephen Holden New York Times

There’s been wedding porn, gun porn, torture porn, food porn, and porn porn – there’s more, but I’m tired of list porn.

“It does induce a few giggles like cheap champagne.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch Joe Williams

Good for a giggle

“I am worried any movie playing in an adjoining theater might get herpes.” Willie Waffle WaffleMovies.com

Do not see this movie in 3-STD!

“Ranks higher in crudity than in the number of laughs generated.” Claudia Puig USA Today

For every giggle from the gut, you’re guaranteed twice as much smut.

“Watching Faris’s reactions to the bizarre material that makes up this film is like witnessing someone with a weird sense of humor make a string of jokes that no one’s even catching.” Slant Magazine Miriam Bale

The film’s appeal is watching someone funny react to bad jokes?  Tough sell.  Like a bank trying to convince the recently-unemployed that they can afford their Dream House (Rotten TomatoesMetacritic).

“Despite the talent involved, this is more a snooze than a dream.” David Rooney Hollywood Reporter

This Dream House is a one-way ticket to the coma castle.

“Seems actively designed to ward off any bad vibes. If this story was told around a campfire, s’mores would be thrown.” Andrew Wright The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

I can't tell if this is hardcore or softcore

“The premise and the execution hold a lot of promise, but the film’s climactic reveal will be incredibly obvious to anyone paying even the slightest amount of attention.” Alonso Duralde The Wrap

The film’s promise – expect the expected!

“Dream House is a psychological thriller with a real mystery at its core: What the heck happened here?” Liz Braun Jam! Movies

This film isn’t even scary enough to warrant a ‘What the hell.’

“So misbegotten and awkward that one has to assume there was some serious after-the-fact tampering by a committee of lunatics.” Luke Y. Thompson E! Online

King Sheep blames Congress