Simon (Nick Robinson) is a closeted high schooler who falls for an anonymous online pen pal from his school who is also gay. When a blackmailer obtains his candid emails and threatens to out him, Simon must figure out how to reveal his sexuality to his friends and family while also attempting to turn his online flirtation into a real-life romance. Prolific CW producer Greg Berlanti directed this adaptation of the YA novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel co-star.~Kaitlin Elise Miller
Audio Commentary by Director Greg Berlanti, Producer Isaac Klausner and Co-Screenwriter Isaac Aptaker
When I first watched this movie, I fell in love with it. I love buying movies that have to do with the LGBTQ community because you get to see the different points of view in different situations and environments. This boy is scared to come out to his family and friends because he is scared to be rejected although he is loved by everyone. It is a nice environment where youth in the LGBTQ can be comfortable in being who they really are without too much judgment. It is a movie full of acceptance, support and love; it can even make you shed a tear of the joy you feel. It is a really good movie, i do highly recommend it since some movies of the LGBTQ are sad since it is not recognized as something that is right in many places. This movie could help the youth from LGBTQ not feel too alone.
Anyways, great movie!
A masterpiece, not only for LGBT+, but for everyon
Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
One of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Truly a beautiful movie with several ups and downs. Love Simon is not just a major point for LGBT+ films, but it is a major point for films in general. It takes high school and turns it completely up in a way that keeps you engaged. That coupled with the battles each character is going through, and some great acting (Jennifer Garner was amazing in this) make this movie a masterpiece.
There are some online sources which credit Love, Simon with being the first film released by a major Hollywood studio to focus on teenage gay romance. That might come as a surprise to Lionsgate, which released Moonlight over a year ago, a film which at least tangentially touched on a gay relationship, and there are any number of other (often international) films which have had teen gay aspects, as in the interesting Brazilian film The Way He Looks. So, I'm not sure if Love, Simon really and truly deserves the huge "Groundbreaking!" pull quote that adorns its back cover, especially since the film tends to shirk from some of the harrowing emotional difficulties many LGBTQ kids have experienced. That said, Love, Simon is undeniably heartfelt and really kind of sweet and emotionally resonant, helped by some breezy dialogue and good performances by the principal cast. Technical merits are solid, and Love, Simon comes Recommended.
In a way I’m surprised that this movie was not made a while back. Truth is , being gay is still a difficult realization for a lot of teens and this is an uplifting story about an ordinary teen with a great family what’s its like to realize you’re different and how that affects you and everyone around you. It’s an uplifting film for those of us that have been through this and even though it’s a much better environment now it’s still something that causes teen suicides among gay kids to be at a much higher rate than it is for those that are straight.
As for the movie itself , it’s well done with Jennifer Garner in one seen when she is having a heart felt conversation with her son that is very moving and well acted. josh Duhamel was very good as well . The main character Simon is played by a straight actor that does an admirable job. I just think that s gay actor would have been able to identify a little more and added more nuance to the role but he does a decent job overall .
good flick and I’ve recommended it to some good friends of mine whose teenage son had just come out to them and is in an environment much like that of the title character in this film .