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

  • TheReelBurke


    9 / 10
    I absolutely adored this film. Everything about this film. Berlanti makes everything about this world feel real and familiar, similar to the way John Hughes' films felt. Robinson is so effortlessly charming as Simon, the character feels retable without out feeling like he's fishing for the sympathy of the audience. The supporting characters were all perfectly placed and in some moments even steal the film. My standout was Natasha Rothwell who plays Ms. Albright, the school drama teacher. She steals almost every scene she's in and delivers in one of the most important scenes of the film.

    I only had some very nitpicky negatives. My first negative was that as well written as the script was there were a few cliché moments. My only other negative was that one of the characters that serve as one of the antagonists is left somewhat unresolved. The film attempts to redeem him but he is quite unredeemable due to his own actions.

    Love, Simon is a warm-hearted, clever film that has the potential to be an instant classic bolstered by perfect direction, witty and tender performances, and back by a memorable soundtrack. Even with the specific struggle of Simon, the story is relatable no matter who you are. We've all been in a situation where we must balance the weight of a secret with the effects of the truth on our lives and the people in it. I can't recommend this film highly enough and I can't wait to see it again.