The Valero Verdict: ‘The Wrong Missy’ & ‘The Half of It’ Review


This week I had the chance to watch The Wrong Missy and The Half of It. I Welcome to another edition of the “The Valero Verdict” movie review. In this, I will give you a quick movie review with a couple of bullet points of which I either liked or disliked. I will end the review with a rating of the movie and short overall thoughts.

When smart but cash-strapped teen Ellie Chu agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn’t expect to become his friend – or fall for his crush.

“Love is trying to ruin good painting, in order to create a great one”

Ellie & Paul (Leah Lewis & Daniel Dimer) had remarkable chemistry that carried this film throughout. They both elevated each other during various parts of the film.

They did a remarkable job with the writing of Ellie. As we peeled back the layers of her character, her arc was satisfying to watch unfold.

They showcased several sequences of which that had some remarkable acting within including the church scene. This was every bit as heartfelt as it was hysterical.

The Verdict:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hollywood has done the love story so many times that when we have a fresh take on it, we should applaud it. They did a wonderful job of keeping you guessing of what was to happen next. Leah Lewis is a star.

Tim thinks he’s invited the woman of his dreams on a work retreat to Hawaii, realizing too late he mistakenly texted someone from a nightmare blind date.

Happy Madison productions have swung and missed several times since producing films for Netflix. I was thoroughly intrigued by the trailer as there were several moments that I laughed out loud.

The opening of this film set the scene for what would make this the Lauren Lupkos show. “The Blind Date” as we will call it was just HILARIOUS, the perfect set up and execution by all involved.

The concept of the film was rather simple, but they did a solid job of executing what they had in mind. They made Missy the star and let the rest of the pieces fall in place. Throughout the film, Nick Swardson had some fantastic lines that were consistently making you laugh.

The Verdict

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Lauren Lupkos put on a show, and everyone else was just along for the ride. She showcased the capability to carry this film with some strong off the wall one-liners. The film’s jokes hit more than they miss which made for a rather enjoyable film.

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