The Half of It

Directed by Alice Wu


Keywords: Awakening of love, integration/immigration, discrepancies between religious beliefs and romantic and sexual  orientation

For: youth and teens

Trigger warnings: homophobia, religious and homophobic messages, interiorized homophobia


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.


Review :

Nouvelle interprétation du classique Cirano de Bergerac. Un film sympathique qui propose une nouvelle version du classique triangle amoureux. Perdue dans cette pittoresque petite ville américaine, les personnages principaux naviguent entre leurs croyances religieuses hétérocentrées et l’éveil à l’amour.

A new interpretation of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac. A sympathetic movie that offers a new version of the classic love triangle. Lost in a picturesque small American town, the main characters navigate between their heterocentric religious beliefs and the awakening of love.

*Spoilers: A sexologist will tell you to avoid spying and faking your identity to begin a good relationship!