Love, Simon (2018)

Love, Simon (2018)

2018 PG-13 110 Minutes

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the...

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • There’s been a wonderful resurgence in the teen dramedy sub-genre in the last few years that’s given audiences films like "The Edge of Seventeen" and "Saturday Church". Movies that take an honest look at teens in a period of crisis – whether it comes from an inability to process intense grief or to accept themselves as they are – are on the rise, and they’re providing a wonderful opportunity, not just for discussion, but for representation. In the case of the Greg Berlanti-directed "Love, Simon", itself an adaptation from Becky Albertalli’s book "Simon vs. the Homo Sapien Agenda", what’s represented is a universal love story except with the twist of a young man struggling with his sexual identity. In truth, "Love, Simon" would fit perfectly within the great John Hughes’s collection of teen comedies, minus the abundance of horrific stereotypes films of the ’80s frequently featured.

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