I continue to be extremely impressed with Netflix’s decision to bring more Asian characters to life through film. “The Half of It” is a twist on your typical coming-of-age story. Using her writing abilities to help another classmate write a love letter, Ellie Chu discovers something about herself. When I think about Ellie’s character and what I’ve seen so far, there truly aren’t many characters like her portrayed in film. Sure, there will be some backlash or criticism. However, I think I belong in the camp that will find this portrayal to be incredibly refreshing.
09 Apr 2020