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The Half of It (2020)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 May 2020 (USA)
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When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn't expect to become his friend - or fall for his crush.

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Alice Wu

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Alice Wu
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leah Lewis ... Ellie Chu
Daniel Diemer ... Paul Munsky
Alexxis Lemire ... Aster Flores
Wolfgang Novogratz ... Trig Carson
Collin Chou ... Edwin Chu
Becky Ann Baker ... Mrs. Geselschap
Enrique Murciano ... Deacon Flores
MacIntyre Dixon MacIntyre Dixon ... Father Shanley (as Macintyre Dixon)
Catherine Curtin ... Colleen Munsky
Alec Tincher ... Senior Guy (In Hallway)
Bonnie Flannery ... Senior Girl (In Hallway)
Tyler Crozier ... Truck Teen
Spencer Wawak ... Hangout Dude
Patrick T. Johnson ... Tom Carson
Gabi Samels ... Quaddie Girl #1 (Amber) (as Gabrielle Samels)

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A shy, introverted, Chinese-American, straight-A student finds herself helping the school jock woo the girl they both secretly love. In the process, each teaches the other about the nature of love as they find connection in the most unlikely of places. Written by Netflix

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a different kind of love story

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A photo of Ellie's deceased mother is shown twice in the film. This is in fact a picture of actress Joan Chen, who starred in Alice Wu's directorial debut Saving Face (2004). See more »

Goofs

As Mrs. Geselschap first talks to Ellie, the distance between Geselschap's drinking mug and her face keeps changing between cameras. See more »

Quotes

Ellie Chu: I'm Ellie Chu.
Aster Flores: Yes, I know. You've only been playing my dad's services every Sunday for, like, four years. You're his favorite heathen. He can't handle mediocre accompanists, even if they ARE saved.
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References The Remains of the Day (1993) See more »

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Bring On The Rain
Written and performed by Hudson Moore
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Refreshing and Soothing film
1 May 2020 | by ruchitapanickerSee all my reviews

The Half of It started with most common storyline, a high school falling in love with a high school pretty girl. But eventually the story starts telling you the true meaning of love and how love is different for everyone. Till end you will start thinking what's is love for you. The film story is shown very sweetly and with 100% emotion which makes you sit till the end. The story tells us to not stop loving someone and not to change someone if they are different. It also questions that aren't we all different in a similar way. One time watch for a refreshing weekend start!!!


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