‘In love, one always starts by deceiving oneself, and ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.’ – Oscar Wilde
It’s been a while since I’ve watched a film and been completely taken by it. The Half of It is that film that you start and hate every interruption from family, because it pulls you in, and you don’t want to ruin it.
The plot was endearing and relatable; it didn’t end with the archetypal rom-com ending, and it was engaging from start to end. It explored the narrative of a LGBTQ+ BAME individual without overly romanticising it or treating it with a pinch of salt.
The philosophical train of thought that ran throughout, with the discussion on religion was done with class – it didn’t dismiss one with the other, more explored and entwined it with the plot.
Casting = Exceptional. Feelings = Rollercoaster. My Mind = Overflowing with thoughts.
My applause to Alice Wu with this one.
‘Love isn’t patient, and kind, and humble. Love is messy, and horrible, and selfish, and bold. It’s not finding your perfect half. It’s the trying, and reaching, and failing.’ – Ellie Chu (The Half of It)