Love, Simon is a good coming of age movie about the complicated love story of a young closeted gay man.
Starring Nick Robinson (Simon), Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel, I particularly appreciate how well written and well cast the story is. I now think that a part of me had probably been waiting for a good teen movie that was different enough from all the others I’d loved before – and this one happens to to tick the boxes.
It could very well be the sunshine that made everything appear so beautiful but the film’s location was actually a highlight thanks to all that light and colour. Director Greg Berlanti’s film deals well with a good amount of the challenges that come with being a teenager (gay or not) in high school, in America and he does this without delving too much into the darker aspects. This is a drama / comedy / romance after all.
Performance-wise, Robinson and the rest of the cast do a good job in their roles, including the annoying character who I’m sure I found quite annoying because his character was supposed to be annoying within the story. I know this to be true because he became less and less annoying as others within the story found him less obnoxious as the story went on.
I write all the above to say that I’m a fan of Love, Simon because it’s well done. I also love what it means for representation. Watch it because it’s good and ‘feel good’.
Happy Film Loving