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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2011: Jonathan Levine’s Live With It Top 100 Films

#46. Live With It

Director: Jonathan Levine
Writer(s): Will Reiser
Producers: Evan Goldberg, Ben Karlin and Rogen
Distributor: Summit Ent.

The Gist: Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a 25-year-old who learns he has a rare form of terminal cancer. His family and friends – from girl-crazy best buddy Kyle (Seth Rogen), to insecure girlfriend Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard) and overbearing but loving mom (Angelica Huston) – attempt to help him through this process in the best way they know how…which is reflected in some of the most hilarious and bizarre ways ever.….(more)

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Seth Rogen.

Why is it on the list?: Apart from the crappy new title, this BlackList screenplay has got heart, humor, soul and a fine ensemble. I said it before — this is a crowd-pleaser despite it’s subject matter. Was number 62 on last year’s list. 

Release Date/Status?I think that this will receive a big festival premiere – big question is how patient are Summit with a property that holds so much value. This would definitely be a good fit for a TIFF crowd and fall movie-going audiences.  

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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