This lovely romance is about Ellie, a straight-A student who takes money from a classmate, Paul, to write love letters for him. Ellie does this to help with the household bills but there is one big problem: the girl Paul is in love with is also the girl Ellie has a crush on.
This might seem like the set-up for a standard Netflix comedy (and if you’re thinking Bergerac, you’re right, it is based on the famous play) but as the introduction of the film reads: “This is not a love story … not one where anyone gets what they want."
It is in fact, personal work from a brilliant and quality-focused director, Alice Wu. Her last movie, Saving Face, a pioneering lesbian romance set in an Asian American context, was released a long 15 years ago.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Actor: Alexxis Lemire, Becky Ann Baker, Catherine Curtin, Collin Chou, Collin Chou Siu-Lung, Daniel Diemer, Enrique Murciano, Haley Murphy, Leah Lewis, Macintyre Dixon, Patrick Noonan, Wolfgang Novogratz
Director: Alice Wu
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