The Half of It is a 2020 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Alice Wu.
Starring Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, Collin Chou, Enrique Murciano, Wolfgang Novogratz, Catherine Curtin, Becky Ann Baker, MacIntyre Dixon, Alec Tincher and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Half of It

Netflix on Thursday, April 09, 2020 released the trailer:
The Half of It | Official Trailer | Netflix.

What is The Half of It about?

Friendless student Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) lives in the remote town of Squahamish, where she makes extra money writing homework papers for her fellow students. She lives with her widowed father and performs most of his duties as station master and signalman. She is approached by Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer), an inarticulate football player, to write a love letter to Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire), a girl at their school. Ellie is secretly in love with Aster and initially refuses, but accepts the work after learning that her home's electricity will be shut off if they fail to make a minimum payment. Aster is dating Trig, a boy from a wealthy family, and Ellie (posing as Paul) begins a heartfelt correspondence with Aster in letters and text messages. The two begin to connect over their shared interests in literature and art, though Aster believes she is communicating with Paul. Meanwhile, Ellie's English teacher encourages her to apply to Grinnell College, but Ellie plans to stay in Squahamish, despite being unhappy there, because she doesn't want to leave her father.
Ellie sets up Paul on a date with Aster, but it goes badly because Paul is unable to converse with her like Ellie can. Ellie regards this as the end of their attempts, but after Paul defends her from bullies, she agrees to teach him about art and literature. Ellie and Paul begin to bond as they open up about their familial struggles. Paul's second date with Aster goes as badly as the first, but Ellie saves the evening by texting Aster, pretending to be Paul, who abruptly professes his romantic interest in Aster, and later tells Ellie that he kissed her. Paul brings Ellie to a party and takes her to his home after she becomes intoxicated, where he sees letters in her bag addressed to food critics, presumably about his sausage creations.

Who's in the The Half of It cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Half of It.

Leah Lewis Ellie Chu a shy, introverted, Asian-American straight-A student
Daniel Diemer Paul Munsky a school jock that Ellie helps out on writing love letters
Alexxis Lemire Aster Flores the daughter of a local deacon
Collin Chou Edwin Chu Ellie's father
Enrique Murciano Deacon Flores Aster's father
Wolfgang Novogratz Trig Carson Aster's boyfriend
Catherine Curtin Colleen Munsky Paul's mother
Becky Ann Baker Mrs. Geselschap
MacIntyre Dixon Father Shanley (as Macintyre Dixon)
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)
Haley Murphy Quaddie Girl #2 (Solange)
Patrick Noonan Squahamish Football Coach
Dean Tierney Greg Munsky
Cronin Cullen Pete Munsky
Kathryn Ainsley Grant Lena Munsky
Billy Thomas Myott Tommy Munsky
Matt Meinsen Bill Munsky
Joe Lanza Emcee
Emma Diner Stage Manager
Alexandre Bagot Hair Guitarist Dude
Logan Riley Bruner One Person (At Party)
Abigail Donaghy Girl from Math Class
Lucas Kane Drinker of Catan (At Party)
Joan Jaffe Train Passenger
Seamus Higgins Shy Boy Oboist

When is The Half of It released in cinemas?

The film The Half of It was scheduled to be released on May 1, 2020 (United States) by Netflix.

What are The Half of It film specifications?

The duration of the film is 104 minutes.

The film The Half of It is rated with "PG-13" rating.

The Half of It filming. Principal photography began on April 22, 2019 in New York and concluded on May 31, 2019.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Half of It?

The Half of It got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 97/100.

More information about The Half of It you can get at:

IMDB: The Half of It

Wikipedia: The Half of It

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