Charming trailer for writer-director Alice Wu’s ‘The Half of It,’ a modern twist on the classic Cyrano de Bergerac story revolving around Ellie Chu, a smart but cash-strapped teen, who agrees to write a love letter for a jock. However, their new and unlikely friendship gets complicated when Ellie discovers she has feelings for his crush.


Bookish introvert Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis) is perfectly content with her life: watching old movies with her widowed father and ghostwriting papers for her high school classmates to help pay the bills. But her side gig turns personal when lovelorn jock Paul Munsky (Daniel Diemer) hires her to craft love notes to Aster Flores (Alexxis Lemire) — a smart, popular girl out of both their leagues… and Ellie’s own secret crush. Just as the duo’s plan begins to work, a new wrinkle emerges: Ellie and Paul have fallen into a deep friendship neither could have anticipated, giving rise to a surprising love triangle.

THE HALF OF IT premieres on Netflix on May 1, 2020.