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LOVE SIMON (2018): The Things I Liked…

Love Simon (2018), Nick Robinson
Love Simon (2018), Nick Robinson

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 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 (not a deliberate reference to Netflix teen movie hit To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018) – and this one happens 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 movie 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  especially irritating because he was supposed to be. The good news is that he does  eventually become less so, both to me and everyone else in the story.

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’.

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LOVE, SIMON (2018): New Trailer From Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Nick Robinson…

Love, Simon (2018), Nick Robinson
Love, Simon (2018), Nick Robinson

Read my spoiler free movie review of Love Simon.


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 moment, I recall no other mainstream teenage movie with a gay male protagonist.

I’m therefore 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.

Love, Simon Release Dates: March 16th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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