Netflix news just does not stop in uncertain times. For those wondering why there’s strength in streaming, I think recent weeks have proven its value — Netflix has released the official trailer and key art for The Half Of It.
When will Netflix film The Half Of It be released?
The streaming platform will release the film on May 1, 2020 — you can add it to your list now.
What’s the premise of the film?
Bookish introvert Ellie Chu is perfectly content with her life: watching old movies with her widowed father and ghostwriting papers for her high school classmates to help pay the bills. But her side gig turns personal when lovelorn jock Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer) hires her to craft love notes to Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire) — a smart, popular girl out of both their leagues… and Ellie’s own secret crush. Just as the duo’s plan begins to work, a new wrinkle emerges: Ellie and Paul have fallen into a deep friendship neither could have anticipated, giving rise to a surprising love triangle. Written and directed by Alice Wu, The Half Of It is a heartfelt comedy-of-errors about searching for perfect love—and finding yourself in the process.
And here is the director’s note:
“So here I am, staring down the barrel of mid-life, having just made a movie about teenagers. Now that it’s done, I can see a few things more clearly. For one: I used to think there was only one way to love. That A plus B minus C equals Love. Now that I’m older, I see there are more. So many more ways to love than I had ever imagined.”
Here are some first-look photos
As usual, Ready Steady Cut will be keeping abreast of the Netflix film The Half Of It, providing comprehensive coverage.
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