Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help winning over a popular girl. But their new and unlikely friendship gets complicated when Ellie discovers she has feelings for the same girl.
One of the things I most dislike about movies is that a boy and girl can’t be friends without falling in love with each other. Spoiler that’s not how this movie ends. Ellie, the only Asian-America kid in school, does not fit in in the small town of Squahamish. A typical small town. The popular guy in school is not that smart and his dad owns half of the town. His girlfriend, Aster, is beautiful, smart and popular. Paul, a nice but not popular guy, is in love with Aster. What makes it different from most movies? Ellie is not trying to fit in and be popular. She makes some money with writing the papers of her fellow students and plans to go to a university close by so she can still help her dad with his job. When Paul asks her to help him with his love letter to Aster they both don’t expect to become friends. But in being different they also learn from each other. For both, their friendship opens up their world and they grow as a person. When Paul realises they are both in love with Aster, some quite funny things happen.
This movie is a good comedy. Lots of moments to laugh and feel awkward about. It even comes with some wisdom about love and friendship.
The movie is a Netflix original and only available on Netflix.