The best comedies on Netflix right now

Need some laughs? These comedy movies on Netflix have your back

The Half of It

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A modern loose retelling of Edmond Rostand’s 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac, The Half of It is a coming-of-age dramedy that centers on Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis), a smart but cash-strapped teen who agrees to write a love letter for a jock (Daniel Diemer) and ends up falling for his crush (Alexxis Lemire).

Written and directed by Alice Wu, The Half of It has the sweet charm of a traditional rom-com, but the movie is way more than that. It honestly tackles a lot of different topics beyond romance, including self-love, self-acceptance, growing up, friendship, and more.