The Half of It

The Half of It is a coming-of-age comedy-drama film written and directed by Alice Wu in 2020. The stars are Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Collin Chou, and Alexxis Lemire. The film was released on May 1, 2020, by Martin Netflix to positive features.

At the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, the film won the Funders Award. 

The cast of the film 

  • Leah Lewis as Ellie Chu
  • Daniel Diemer as Paul Munsky
  • Alexxis Lemire as Aster Flores
  • Collin Chou as Edwin Chu
  • Enrique Murciano as Deacon Flores
  • Catherine Curtin as Colleen Munsky
  • Wolfgang Novogratz as Trig Carson
  • Becky Ann Baker as Mrs. Geselschap

The plot of the film!

Ellie Chu, a senior who’s not sure if she’s supposed to leave home for a faraway college, or stick by to support her dad, Edwin, get at the crossroads. One that, without any friends, is complex by all that she’s thinking about and nothing to say. If not, there’s no one to say it. But, Paul is changing that. You view, to earn some extra cash since Edwin doesn’t raise enough profit, Ellie starts writing papers for a significant chunk of her schoolmates. Paul knows this, so he asks Ellie not to manage his essay, but to assist him with a love letter to Aster Flores. Someone that’s already dating the most popular person in school, however, the son of a nearby sausage store vendor, does seem to find oneself a nice option.

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This, together, Ellie and Paul love Aster, but as things get more and more complicated, they get messy too.

Behind the scenes!

Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire, Daniel Diemer, Becky Ann Baker, Catherine Curtin, Wolfgang Novogratz, and Enrique Murciano were announced in April 2019 to guest star of the film, with Alice Wu directing from a script she wrote. Wu and Anthony Bregman functioned as producers on the film, distributed by Netflix. It was reported in June 2019 that Collin Chou joined the cast.

Release of the film

On April 18, 2020, it was organized to have its official opening at the Tribeca Film Festival. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival was postponed. It was unveiled on May 1, 2020.