Netflix has discontinued its latest romantic high school comedy The Half of It on Friday, and viewers already love it so much that they are desperately looking for another film.
Written and directed by Alice Wu The Half of It tells the story of shy student Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis), who does a little part-time job by doing homework for the wealthier children at her school. Ellie agrees to help handsome Scotsman Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer) write a letter to the girl he likes, Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire), but things get more complicated when in a twist on the classic Cyrano de Bergerac Ellie develops some surprising feelings for Aster. What follows is a nuanced and touching representation of first love and self-discovery.
The Half of It caused quite a bit of hype before it was released because it is an Asian center. American girl in history, written by an openly gay woman, shows canonically gay and bisexual characters on screen.
"The fact that a strange love story has the same attention to detail, the same tropes and pitfalls as A classic heterosexual love story is another reason to celebrate The Half of It, ," writes Gabriella Geisinger at Digital Spy. "But that alone is not enough to make a film good. What makes The Half of It good is the self-confidence that these tropics and this story are universal ̵
The fact that Netflix reinforces the variety of its teen film offerings is great, and as the reaction of viewers on Twitter shows, there is an audience that follows this kind of content is starving. In short, the film gives people a great feeling, and fans hope that Netflix will give the sequel the green light and continue the stories of Ellie, Aster and Paul, maybe even The Half of It in a franchise how this happened to the similarly passed out teen Rom-Com to all the boys I previously loved.