The Half Of It: Updates, The recent Netflix original helmed by Alice Wu is very loosely based on the writer-directors own experiences and has become an instant hit on the streaming platform. The movie has been well received by the audience as well as the critics too. More than 90 percent of the viewers have liked the movie and according to Rotten Tomatoes, the show has got a rating of 97 percent.
Here are some of the things in the movie that does not make any sense:
Ellie Loves Aster
Well, Ellie is preoccupied with the idea that souls have the other halves that are always searching for one another. When the character Paul approaches Ellie for help writing Aster a love letter, Elle wants to know why he likes her. Well, his reasons are superficial.
Ellie then explains that love is the effort that one puts- yet she herself does not put any effort, keeping her distance from Aster and never speaking to her directly. Ellie believes that people need to get to know each other in order to love each other, but she does not know Aster at all, so it seems strange that she would be so in love with her.
Aster’s Relation With Trig
Aster is known to be in a relationship with Trig, who is assumed to be one of Paul’s friends. But for some unknown reason, they are both sets on getting married, even though they are only 17 years old. Aster does not like Trig, and he also does not care about her at all. Why does Aster does not break up with Trig?
Ellie Gives Away The Plot
Well, in addition to the quotes doing more than a little foreshadowing, Ellie’s narration tells the viewers how the plot will unfold before the movie even begins. Her voice introduces the audience to the concept of the half-souls before warning us that this is a love story in which no one gets what they want.
The viewers can guess within the first scene that Paul will not end up with either Aster or Ellie and that Ellie will not end up with Aster, either.