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Netflix’s The Half Of It: Here’s The Detailed Review Of The Coming Of Age Movie

The romantic comedy was never really supposed to be original. The genre has a few simple narrative templates, many of them several centuries old. Cinematically talking, art and magic are found, instead, in elements like atmosphere, style, wit, or chemistry. And, of course, the honesty with which a film examines that central force of all human existence desire.

The artist Alice Wu’s The Half of It is a fine example of all this. It is a yet different riff on Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, one of the most overused comic-romantic prototypes of all time, but it is so tender and transporting, its characters so attractive, that you can not help but want to give the movie and everyone in it a big hug.