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THE HALF OF IT (2020): The Things I Liked…

The Half Of It (2020), Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Netflix
The Half Of It (2020), Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Netflix

At the beginning, writer / director Alice Wu’s movie The Half of It doesn’t appear to be particularly different from the high school films you may have seen before. Yet, as you continue watching, it soon reveals itself to be more than you expected.

Starring Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer and Alexxis Lemire, Wu’s film turns into a beautiful, sweet and well written story about two high school students who bond over the girl they both secretly love. 

As someone who’s always been partial to well told stories of beautiful friendships, The Half of It ticks a lot of  boxes for me. From the scenes that showed the growth of the bond between seventeen year old Ellie (Lewis) and Paul (Diemer), to the film’s pacing, dialogue and the believable performances by the young talented cast. As I watched The Half of It, I found myself interested, engaged and often moved.

I also like that Paul and Ellie’s friendship isn’t the kind that doesn’t get tested. It is in fact the smart way the story navigates those all important tests through the key themes that emerge which made me like Wu’s movie even more. 

Watch The Half of It because it’s good but also for a beautiful friendship story that features the kind of connection and love that absolutely anyone would be lucky to have. After all, as per the film’s trailer, ‘Not every love story is a romance’ 

Happy Film Loving 

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THE HALF OF IT (2020): New Trailer From Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Enrique Murciano, Becky Ann Baker

The Half Of It (2020), Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Netflix
The Half Of It (2020), Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The half of It (2020).


From writer / director Alice Wu; starring Leah Lewis and Daniel Diemer The Half Of It is the story of two high school students who bond over the girl they both secretly love

Additional key cast includes Enrique Murciano, Becky Ann Baker and Alexxis Lemire.

I’ll see this one because it’s a teen movie that seems to be more mature than most. The first evidence being the absence of the usual ‘over reaction’ when Ellie’s new friend Paul finds out that she didn’t say she too has feelings for the girl he loves.

I have an idea or two about how this story will play out, but how nice it would be to be surprised.

Catherine Curtin, Collin Chou, Wolfgang Novogratz, Haley Murphy, Alex D. Jennings, Joe Lanza, Billy Thomas Myott, Alexandre Bagot and Veronica Wood also star.

The Half Of It Release Dates: May 1st, 2020 (US) / Netflix…

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