"The Half of It" is a 2020 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film directed by Alice Wu.
The starring cast includes Leah Lewis as Ellie Chu, Daniel Diemer as Paul Munsky, Alexxis Lemire as Aster Flores, Collin Chou as Edwin Chu, Wolfgang Novogratz as Trig Carson, Becky Ann Baker as Mrs. Geselschap, Catherine Curtin as Colleen Munsky, Enrique Murciano as Deacon Flores, MacIntyre Dixon as Father Shanley, Alec Tincher as Senior Guy and others.

Here are "The Half of It" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Half of It movie?

Netflix on Thursday, April 09, 2020 released the trailer for "The Half of It" you can watch here:
The Half of It | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is The Half of It movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Half of It" movie plot summary.

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 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 (Wolfgang Novogratz), a boy from a wealthy family, and Ellie begins a heartfelt correspondence with Aster in letters and text messages. The two connect over their shared interests in literature and art, though Aster believes she is communicating with Paul. 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 family struggles. Paul's second date with Aster goes as badly as the first, but Ellie saves the evening by texting Aster while pretending to be Paul. Paul 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 plays who in the The Half of It movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Half of It" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Leah Lewis  as Ellie Chu a shy, introverted, Chinese-American straight-A student
Daniel Diemer  as Paul Munsky a school jock whom Ellie helps out by writing love letters
Alexxis Lemire  as Aster Flores the daughter of a local deacon
Collin Chou  as Edwin Chu Ellie's father
Wolfgang Novogratz  as Trig Carson Aster's boyfriend
Becky Ann Baker  as Mrs. Geselschap
Catherine Curtin  as Colleen Munsky Paul's mother
Enrique Murciano  as Deacon Flores Aster's father
MacIntyre Dixon  as Father Shanley (as Macintyre Dixon)
Alec Tincher  as Senior Guy (In Hallway)
Bonnie Flannery  as Senior Girl (In Hallway)
Tyler Crozier  as Truck Teen
Spencer Wawak  as Hangout Dude
Patrick T. Johnson  as Tom Carson
Gabi Samels  as Quaddie Girl #1 (Amber) (as Gabrielle Samels)
Haley Murphy  as Quaddie Girl #2 (Solange)
Patrick Noonan  as Squahamish Football Coach
Dean Tierney  as Greg Munsky
Cronin Cullen  as Pete Munsky
Kathryn Ainsley Grant  as Lena Munsky
Billy Thomas Myott  as Tommy Munsky
Matt Meinsen  as Bill Munsky
Joe Lanza  as Emcee
Emma Diner  as Stage Manager
Alexandre Bagot  as Hair Guitarist Dude
Logan Riley Bruner  as One Person (At Party)
Abigail Donaghy  as Girl from Math Class
Lucas Kane  as Drinker of Catan (At Party)
Joan Jaffe  as Train Passenger

Release date

When is The Half of It movie release date?

"The Half of It" movie release date was scheduled to be on May 1, 2020 (United States) distributing by Netflix.


What are The Half of It filming details?

The duration of the film is 104 minutes.

"The Half of It" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.

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 movie?

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

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