When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn't expect to become his friend - or fall for his crush.

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Alice Wu

Writer:

Alice Wu
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leah Lewis ... Ellie Chu
Daniel Diemer ... Paul Munsky
Alexxis Lemire ... Aster Flores
Wolfgang Novogratz ... Trig Carson
Collin Chou ... Edwin Chu
Becky Ann Baker ... Mrs. Geselschap
Enrique Murciano ... Deacon Flores
MacIntyre Dixon MacIntyre Dixon ... Father Shanley (as Macintyre Dixon)
Catherine Curtin ... Colleen Munsky
Alec Tincher ... Senior Guy (In Hallway)
Bonnie Flannery ... Senior Girl (In Hallway)
Tyler Crozier ... Truck Teen
Spencer Wawak ... Hangout Dude
Patrick T. Johnson ... Tom Carson
Gabi Samels ... Quaddie Girl #1 (Amber) (as Gabrielle Samels)
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A shy, introverted, Chinese-American, straight-A student finds herself helping the school jock woo the girl they both secretly love. In the process, each teaches the other about the nature of love as they find connection in the most unlikely of places. Written by Netflix

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a different kind of love story

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and teen drinking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Alice Wu told Leah Lewis to think of that engineer booth as her safety zone. In there she's safe, and outside she's in danger. You can see her clinging to it in the scene where Aster is there with her. See more »

Goofs

When Ellie and Aster talk in the hot springs, only their eyes, mouth, and nose are above water. Since their ears are under water, they can not hear each other or respond to each other's questions. See more »

Quotes

Ellie Chu: Gravity is matter's response to loneliness.
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Connections

Features The Philadelphia Story (1940) See more »

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Flying Cars
Performed by Ruen Brothers
Written by Henry Stansall and Rupert Stansall
Courtesy of Ramseur Records
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Best movie on Netflix for ages
2 May 2020 | by coatofsolidgoldSee all my reviews

A three dimensional teen love triangle. Fresh, sweet, sad, hopeful. Watch it.


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USA

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Spanish | English | Mandarin | French | Hindi

Release Date:

1 May 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Half of It See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Likely Story See more »
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2.35 : 1
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