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’.
Jennifer Garner is the star of Peppermint, a new revenge action / thriller about a young mother on a mission to take from her rivals the life they stole from her.
Directed by Pierre Morel of Taken (2008) additional key cast includes Richard Cabral, John Ortiz, Method Man…
I never really watched Garner in Alias but I know that the show was a big hit and she was a total action badass in the role. Having been aware of Garner playing many ‘traditional wife’ roles in recent years, I’m certainly very ready to see her returning back to her action woman roots.
I’m also curious to see how this movie will compare to Taken since both films share a director.
Greg Berlanti directs Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel in Love, Simon; a new coming-of-age drama about the hilarious, scary, life-changing and complicated love story of a young closeted gay man…
As a friend pointed out, this movie may just be the first mainstream teen film where the central story is about the coming out of a young gay man. This isn’t a thing I’ve seen before. I could be wrong of course, but at this momment, I remember no other mainstream teenage movie with a gay male protagonist.
I’m curious enough to watch it because of this uniqueness and because Nick Robinson wasn’t terrible in Everything, Everything (2017).
Talitha Eliana Bateman, Katherine Langford and Keiynan Lonsdale also star.
Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner are the stars of Wakefield, the Robin Swicord written and directed movie about a man’s nervous breakdown that causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months…
The premise of this movie is just too perfectly intriguing to ignore. I can’t wait to find out how Cranston’s character got to such a desperate place.
Danny Collinsis a well told story of a less than ideal father/ son relationship. This is of course not all that the movie is about but it’s the part that appealed to me the most. The film is moving, engaging and for want of a better phrase, a relaxing watch thanks to the well played characters and the healthy sprinklings of humour.
Directed by Dan Fogelman of Crazy Stupid Love (2011), Bobby Cannavale’s part as the ‘abandoned son’ of a rockstar father is one of my favourites of his roles. Al Pacino is, as always very watchable, as is Christopher Plummer and my dear ‘Lady Bening’. That’s Annette Bening to everyone else. I also really appreciated Jennifer Garner’s performance as the ‘very good wife.’
Since Pacino is a musician in this role, is the music any good..?, you may wonder. It’s by no means a key reason for tuning in; though it isn’t completely terrible either. Watch it for the charm, humour, the story of a difficult father/ son relationship and that of an ageing rocker on a mission to change his life for the better.
In the latest film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld of the 1997 and 2002 Men In Black movies, we have Kevin Spacey playing a businessman trapped in the body of his family cat…
First Keanu (2016) and now Nine Lives, it looks this might be the year of the Hollywood movie star cats.
Also starring Robbie Amell, Jennifer Garner, Christopher Walken, Cheryl Hines and Mark Consuelos, the premise of Nine Lives is of course nuts. I’m still hoping to be very pleasantly surprised nonetheless. First because it’s Kevin Spacey; second, Christopher Walken and last but not least, I like the way the words ‘Just drown me’ are delivered in this trailer.
Bring on the good voice work and amusing dialogue for I am ready!
For the cat lovers of the world, if I had to guess I’d say that the gorgeous Mr Fuzzy Pants belongs to the Birman cat variety, a very popular type of cat.