Review in Brief: The Half of It (2020)

At first THE HALF OF IT fools you into thinking it’s going to be just another quirky teen romcom. It is so much more layered than that – the story of an over-achiever (Leah Lewis) switching up her homework-for-cash business to helping out a jock (Daniel Diemer) with a love letter goes in some interesting directions. It’s refreshing to see a small town dramedy that doesn’t mock Christian beliefs – religion is very important to this community, every major character goes to church on a Sunday and while their views may be conservative, they don’t seem so small-minded that they would go in with pitchforks if what has gone on with their young people came out, that they would forgive eventually. Don’t expect a happy ending with a bow on it, but rather a hopeful hovering question mark. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.
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