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The Half of It ()


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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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Cast

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Ellie Chu
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Paul Munsky
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Aster Flores
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Trig Carson
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Edwin Chu
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Mrs. Geselschap
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Deacon Flores
MacIntyre Dixon ...
Father Shanley (as Macintyre Dixon)
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Colleen Munsky
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Senior Guy (In Hallway)
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Senior Girl (In Hallway)
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Truck Teen
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Hangout Dude
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Tom Carson
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Quaddie Girl #1 (Amber) (as Gabrielle Samels)
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Quaddie Girl #2 (Solange)
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Squahamish Football Coach
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Greg Munsky
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Pete Munsky
Kathryn Ainsley Grant ...
Lena Munsky
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Tommy Munsky
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Bill Munsky
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Emcee
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Stage Manager
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Hair Guitarist Dude
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One Person (At Party)
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Girl from Math Class
Lucas Kane ...
Drinker of Catan (At Party)
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Train Passenger
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Arguing Woman in Restaurant (uncredited)
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Parent 1 (uncredited)
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Football Fan (uncredited)
Jonah Falcon ...
Parishioner (uncredited)
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Shy Boy Oboist (uncredited)
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Paul's Friend (uncredited)
Jarrod LaBine ...
Parishioner (uncredited)
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Cousin Munsky (uncredited)
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Train Passenger (uncredited)
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Quaddie #4 (uncredited)
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High School Student (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alice Wu

Written by

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Alice Wu ... (written by)

Produced by

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David Bausch ... co-producer
Blair Breard ... producer (as M. Blair Breard)
Anthony Bregman ... producer
Erica Matlin ... executive producer
Alice Wu ... producer
Gregory Zuk ... executive producer

Music by

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Anton Sanko

Cinematography by

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Greta Zozula ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ian Blume
Lee Percy

Editorial Department

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Emily Bailey ... Color Assistant
Sofie Friis Borup ... colorist
Amanda Dudzinski ... post-production coordinator
Olivier Girard ... digital dailies supervisor
Alex Kaufman ... color: dailies
Jake Lemmen ... first assistant editor
Margaret Lewis ... Head of Production Company 3
Dean Mozian ... digital intermediate producer
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... CO3 executive producer
Brian Wilkowski ... Dailies Operator

Casting By

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Rori Bergman
Jeanne McCarthy
Leslie Woo

Production Design by

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Sue Chan

Art Direction by

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Jasmine Cho

Set Decoration by

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Roland Trafton

Costume Design by

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Vicki Farrell ... (as Victoria Farrell)

Makeup Department

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Diane Calfee ... key makeup artist
Gladys Casiano ... key hair stylist
Jay Guerra ... additional makeup artist
Tricia Heine ... makeup department head (as Tricia A. Heine)
Robert Lugo ... hair department head

Production Management

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Blair Breard ... unit production manager (as M. Blair Breard)
Rachel Jablin ... post-production supervisor
Jenny Lovin ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Adam Escott ... first assistant director
Liza Lasser ... additional second assistant director
Jeremy Mohler ... second second assistant director
Nick Vanderpool ... second assistant director (as Nicholas Vanderpool)

Art Department

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Michael Aitken ... property master
Nneka Bennett ... graphic designer
Wulfahrt Blankfield ... Art Department Production Assistant
Peter Bundrick ... key carpenter
Kyle Davis ... art department coordinator
Sean Engvold ... set decoration buyer
Cheyenne Ford ... assistant set decorator
Thor Foss ... set dresser
Richard Hebrank ... construction coordinator
Ryan Isenhart ... leadman
Brandon Knight ... set dresser
Daniel Maldonado ... third prop master
Alanna Wray McDonald ... carpenter
Minna Moily ... set dresser
Jacqueline Nowakowski ... charge scenic
John Nunn ... assistant property master
Billy O'Brien ... set dresser
Judith C. Posey ... on set dresser
Danny Rossi ... Set Dressing Foreman
Hannah Rothfield ... additional on set dresser
Aaron Schraeter ... set dresser
Avi Schraeter ... set dresser
Josh Slack ... carpenter
Roman Turovsky ... camera scenic

Sound Department

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Steve Borne ... adr mixer / supervising sound editor
João Galvão ... foley mixer
Justin Gray ... production sound mixer
Anguibe Guindo ... boom operator
Richard Hart ... playback sound mixer
Bobby Johanson ... adr mixer
Michael Levy ... sound utility (as Mike Levy)
Branka Mrkic ... dialogue editor
Michael Rivera ... adr recordist
Kelly Rodriguez ... sound effects mixer
Emmett Smith ... sound effects editor
Roland Vajs ... supervising foley editor
Peter Waggoner ... re-recording mixer
Nuno Bento ... foley artist (uncredited)
Gabriele Martinelli ... ADR (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Nicolas Cadorette Vigneau ... digital compositor
Adrian Covarrubias ... visual effects coordinator: Mr. Wolf
Bridget Fullan ... visual effects

Stunts

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Riley Barnes ... stunts
Nico Coucke ... stunts
Christopher Place ... stunt coordinator
Drew Reade ... stunts
Stephanie Vovou ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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K.C. Bailey ... still photographer
John Blazzi ... grip
Sara Boardman ... second assistant camera
Paul Bordonaro ... generator operator
Gregory Cahill ... key grip
Don Cerrone ... dolly grip
Noah Chamis ... gaffer
Jaime Chapin ... digital imaging technician
Jon Cooper ... "A" First Assistant Camera
John Depinto ... electrician
Michael Drucker ... Additional Camera Operator
Tom Flynn ... best boy electric
Adam Gonzalez ... b camera first assistant
Igor Ibradzic ... grip (as Iggy Ibradzic)
Daniel Layton ... rigging gaffer (as Dan Layton)
Alicia McDaniel ... grip
Nigel McKain ... grip
Stephen Paccione ... rigging grip
Jesse Panuccio ... key rigging grip
Roberto Pierson ... best boy grip
Tim Rea ... best boy rigging grip
Joseph Robinson ... second assistant camera "b" camera
Mabel Santos Haugen ... additional 2nd assistant camera
Anthony Stracquadanio ... grip
Jonathan Washio ... rigging grip
James Wilsey-Murphy ... best boy grip
Kenny Wu ... Additional Camera Operator
Kyle Wullschleger ... camera operator / steadicam operator

Animation Department

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Hayley Morris ... opening animation by
Katrina Whalen ... animation producer
Caleb Wood ... 2D animator

Casting Department

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Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Emily Grill ... casting assistant
Dayna Katz ... casting associate
Lucy Pho ... extras casting
Kristian Sorge ... extras casting
Elizabeth Valenti ... casting assistant
Bruce Winant ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Amy Fox ... costume supervisor
Sarah Lapinski ... key costumer (as Sara Lapinski)
Holly Pierson ... assistant costume designer
Courtney Stephens ... set costumer

Location Management

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Michael J. Camoin ... location assistant
Mike Camoin ... location assistant
Kurt Enger ... location manager
Giovanni Ferrari ... assistant location manager / location scout
Jared Kaufmann ... location coordinator
Michael Justin Ricci ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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John Carbonara ... music editor
Tim Davis ... vocal contractor
Jano Manzali ... lead arranger / score mixer
Tracy McKnight ... music supervisor
Drew Mikuska ... additional arrangements / singer
Suzana Peric ... music editor
Jennifer Schiller ... Music Clearance

Script and Continuity Department

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Sam Evoy ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Joaquin Liddiard ... transportation captain
Jerry Malinaric ... transportation co-captain

Other crew

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Aly Blumhagen ... production assistant
Amaris Bracey ... production assistant
Johnny Callaway ... key set production assistant
Claire Cella ... Assistant to Alice Wu
Sydney Dupree ... production assistant
Sara Gajic ... Business Affairs Consultant
Evan Garrett ... payroll accountant
Margaret Horning ... 1st Assistant Accountant
Michael T. King ... Lead Medic
Amry Landsberg ... production coordinator
Yana Collins Lehman ... post production accountant
Jenny Lovin ... production accountant
Gabriella Ludlow ... Business Affairs
Megan Pederson ... Production Assistant
Deborah Ricketts ... Archive Researcher
Adam Samuels ... assistant production coordinator
Alexis M. Steinbach ... 1st assistant accountant
Keri Weisblum ... Post Production Accountant

Thanks

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Joan Chen ... the director wishes to thank
Peilin Chou ... the director wishes to thank
Melissa Cobb ... The director wishes to thank
Heidi Griffiths ... The director wishes to thank
Angela Hui ... the director wishes to thank
Audrey Hui ... the director wishes to thank
Perri Silver ... the director wishes to thank

Production Companies

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Distributors

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  • Netflix (2020) (World-wide) (video) (VOD)
  • Netflix (2020) (Argentina) (video) (VOD)
  • Netflix (2020) (Singapore) (video) (VOD)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines a different kind of love story See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Si tu savais (France)
  • Nur die halbe Geschichte (Germany)
  • Conquista a medias (Spain)
  • 校园情圣 (China, Mandarin title)
  • 真心半解 (China, Cantonese title)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The opening monologue is the story told by Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium. Aristophanes was a comedic playwright at the time of Socrates and Plato and is considered the greatest Greek comedic writer. The Symposium is a dialogue about a dinner that Socrates attends. During dinner Socrates, in typical fashion, begins to ask questions of his host and the other guests. The dialogue centers on the topic of love, each interlocutor attempts to answer the question what is love? Aristophanes' story tells of how humans use to be whole and the gods got jealous and split us apart. We spend our lives searching for that other half. According to Aristophanes, our other half could be someone of the same or opposite gender. See more »
Goofs As Mrs. Geselschap first talks to Ellie, the distance between Geselschap's drinking mug and her face keeps changing between cameras. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 10 Movies of 2020 (So Far) (2020). See more »
Soundtracks Annie's Song See more »
Quotes Ellie Chu: Gravity is matter's response to loneliness.
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