New from A Reel of One’s Own by Andrea Thompson: ‘The Half of It’ Movie Review: Netflix’s Teen Rom-Com Smartly Takes on Cyrano de Bergerac

By Andrea Thompson

Many films know how to kick things off right, but few manage to stay that way. The Netflix film, The Half of It, declares its intentions straightaway with a quick summary of how the ancient Greeks viewed love, which was as a search for a literal other half that was torn away due to the gods’ fear of what humanity would become if kept whole. If anyone did manage to discover this mythic missing piece, there was supposedly no greater joy. “Of course, the ancient Greeks never went to high school” muses our heroine Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) with all the jadedness of a teenager.



from A Reel Of One’s Own

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