MOVIE REVIEW: Love, Simon

Movie-Love, Simon


My Review

So I was a bit late to watching Love, Simon and I’m kicking myself because I adored this movie so much! It’s based on the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and follows the lead, Simon. He’s your typical 16 year old boy — trying to survive high school, hanging out with his best friends, and dealing with a crush. Except Simon has a secret, he’s gay and no one — not his family or his friends — knows.

I haven’t read the book so I can’t speak for that, but the movie was done so well and I loved all of it. Nick Robinson does a fantastic job of playing the easy going but also stressed and frazzled Simon. I really enjoyed his portrayal and truly felt Simon’s struggles to find a way to come out without letting it change everything. Contrary to a lot of teen movies, all the high school students came across as genuine and real to actual teenagers. While the teachers were a little over the top they were still highly entertaining, looking at you Ms. Albright. I often found myself laughing along to the movie and this created the perfect rom-com atmosphere.

When another student at Simon’s school anonymously posts on a local blog that he’s gay and afraid to come out, Simon begins emailing “Blue” under the name of “Jacques”. I really enjoyed the anonymous interactions between Blue and Simon as he tries to figure out who Blue could be. Simon suddenly finds himself looking at his classmates in a new light and wondering who else might be finding their true self. Of course, coming out isn’t easy for Simon and he runs into some snags.

I truly loved every part of this movie from the story, to the acting, to the production. If this is the future of rom-coms and teen movies then I’m completely on board.

Released March 16, 2018

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