The Half Of It


Most of us are staying inside our homes 90% of the time, 10% is when we go buy essential goods. That means, instead of boring ourselves or playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch, some of us would binge watch on our favorite streaming platform.

This month of May, there are a lot of interesting movies to watch. One would be The Half of It.



Leah Lewis stars as Ellie Chu, who is ghost writing for her classmates in exchange for some cash to keep their household going.


This movie not only reflects how others struggle on coming out but also shows how we sometimes give up what we really want because the other option is convenient for us. Talk about reflecting in time of quarantine.


Although some may question, “Why did she say that it’s not a love story? It IS a love story.” Well, maybe. If you look it that way, it can be that way. Based on the background of Alice Wu, the director and screenwriter, it’s more of being yourself and pursue whatever makes you happy. It may not be convenient, but if you are passionate about what you do, you make it work and excel on it. That, to me, is success.


The setup is in a fictional town called Squahamish, which is is typical town where everyone almost knows everyone. It’s a refreshing, slice of life movie that you’d like to watch if you’re taking a break from watching Money Heist or other gore zombie movie. Could the movie have ended differently? I think that it’s perfect just the way it is.



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