If You Loved the Gentle Charm in The Half of It, Check Out These Movies
These days, Netflix has become an epicentre of original teen rom-coms. Alice Wu's The Half of It is the latest addition to the streaming service's impressive library of love, drawing viewers in with its gentle charm and subversion of romantic tropes. The film stars Leah Lewis as Ellie Chu, an Asian American teenage girl who grapples with her sexuality in a small town. Hustling to pay off family bills, she ends up helping her classmate Paul write love letters to a girl named Aster — who also happens to be her own crush.
The Half of It has a distinctly low-key and indie vibe to it, showcasing beautiful cinematography and exploring themes beyond romance. If you're finding yourself yearning for more stories like Ellie's, there's definitely no shortage of similar movies to watch next — take a look ahead for our top recommendations!