Wrap Up of “The Half of It”

Teen romantic comedy “The Half of It” (2020) draws it title from the ancient Greek notion that humans were once more complete beings but were divided into halves by the jealous gods, with the effect that humans began to spend their lives searching for the other half of themselves. While we may no longer thinkContinue reading “Wrap Up of “The Half of It””

Read This Before You Watch “The Half of It”

This week we’re watching another Netflix original, the clever and charming teen romantic comedy “The Half of It” (2020) written and directed by Alice Wu. The core dramatic narrative is a familiar one, the sort of tale that goes back at least as far as Shakespeare and probably much farther, but these days we wouldContinue reading “Read This Before You Watch “The Half of It””

Discussion Questions for “The Half of It”

Write a paragraph or two in response to each of the following prompts. Maybe you thought this would be the week I let you off the hook and didn’t ask you to explain the title of the movie, but you’re wrong. That’s exactly where we’re starting. What is the meaning of this title, “The HalfContinue reading “Discussion Questions for “The Half of It””