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’.
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.
Todays trailer is a perfect one for Valentines Day, especially if you’re a teenager. At first I thought this was the Amandla Stenberg film that she’s making with Amma Asante – director ofBelle (2014)but instead and not in a bad way… Everything, Everything is the story of a teenage girl who falls for the boy next door. Except, as is the case for many a love story, there’s a major obstacle in the way and that’s the fact that she can’t go outside and never has because she’s allergic to everything…