Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming film The Half of It, from writer/director Alice Wu.
The movie, set in the town of Squahamish, revolves around 17-year-old Ellie Chu, a shy, straight-A student who agrees to help Paul, a sweet but inarticulate peer, to write a love letter for a popular girl named Aster Flores, and help him win her over. According to the official synopsis, “their new and unlikely friendship gets complicated when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl”.
The trailer features the encounter between Ellie and Paul, as well as the one between her and Aster, the popular girl who is pretty and smart. Paul realizes that Ellie is in love with his crush but he proves to be a good friend, judging by the scenes revealed in the trailer.
The song used in the trailer is the 2019 single “I’ll Wait” by the Canadian rock band The Strumbellas, from their fourth studio album, “Rattlesnake”.
The Half of It launches on Netflix this spring, on May 1st.