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Half Of It, Beautiful, Smart, Sexy(Without Any Sex) |

Half Of It, Beautiful,  Smart, Sexy(Without Any Sex)

The Half  Of It (Netflix)

Starring  Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Alexxis Lemire, and Collin Chou

Directed  by Alice Wu

Rating: ***

Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain plays  an  important  in  Chinese-American director Alice Wu’s sophomore film—some of you must have seen her  dishy debut film Saving Face—The  Half Of It,which  is a surprisingly warm and wonderful  view of teen angst .

In the  film the 17-year  old Chinese American protagonist Ellie Chu(Leah Lewis,a delightful discovery) and her pal  Paul(Daniel  Diemer) watch  Siddharth  Malhotra run  after the train carrying a  sobbing Shradha Kapoor away in Ek Villain. At the end of the  film they enact  the same situation though  not as parody but an affirmation that life often imitates art.

And art,  this film is. It is a  beautiful little  gem  about three very  young people on the threshold  of  life, in love with one another. But ‘young’ here is  not…

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