Miss You Already (2015)

Pack your tissues, it’s time for a weepy melodrama where the relationships are bumpy and the illnesses terminal. I feel no regret disclosing that last bit since Miss You Already’s title betrays the unfortunate fate of perky mother-of-two, Milly (Toni Collette). Indeed this film is content rolling out its by-the-numbers plot relying on the performances…

50/50 (2011)

The producers of 50/50 had the unenviable task of turning a surprise cancer diagnosis into a light-hearted comedy (based on screenwriter Will Reiser’s own experiences with cancer), and for the most part they’ve done a good job. Appropriately, given the title, 50/50 spends half its time as a hang-out comedy (focusing on Joseph Gordon-Levitt as…