Netflix is known for its diverse collection of series and movies to watch. But the OTT platform creates a string of its own Netflix Originals. So, if you are looking to watch something at the end of a dull day, fret not, Netflix is at your service.
Also, Netflix’s teen romances and coming-of the age collection has its own charm. Movies like “To all the boys I have loved before” have made its mark by bagging millions of viewers. The streaming platform has gone further and made another masterpiece. Netflix’s “The Half of it” is a teen romance that we never know we needed.
So here is what makes this ‘The Half of it’ ever so interesting.
A Refreshing Plot
The story follows three high school students, Paul, Ellie, and Aster. Seems like an age-old love triangle story, well, this love story has a twist. Ellie is a smart Asian-American who is used to doing others’ assignments for cash.
However, instead of homework, she ends up writing love letters to Aster for Paul. Moreover, Ellie develops a love interest in Aster as well. The story beats all the cliches and portrays an Asian American high school girl falling for a female classmate. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?
Moreover, while Aster seems to be confused between Paul and Elle, she began to question her faith as well. The multiple layers of faith, LGBT, and coming-of-age makes the movie worth watching.
An Unexpected Ending
The story doesn’t play out the way we expect it to. But, still, the ending doesn’t fail us to impress. The movie reflects how it feels to be a teenager and to have a crush on someone.
Director Alice Wu has admitted that some of the viewers might not like the ending. But according to her, the question isn’t who the girl will end up. Also its the best possible realistic ending to a movie like this.
Stellar Performances By The Cast
The cast was definitely chosen perfectly. Each of the characters is well played, especially the work of Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire, and Daniel Diemer is commendable. The actors don’t just look like teenagers but feel like teenagers as well.
If you haven’t watched this beautiful movie yet, go give it a watch now. Also, get ready for some tickling butterflies in the stomach.