Love, Simon is the Love Story We Should Have Had Years Ago

love simon review

love simon review

It’s been a long time since I watched a movie that made me laugh, cry and cheer all during two hour film. But the newest film from 20th Century FOX, Love, Simon buckle in for an emotional roller coaster that you will be able to relate to. The movie tells the story of Simon Spier, a high school senior who has a big secret – he’s gay. When another student reveals on an anonymous site that they are also gay, Simon starts an online friendship that he hopes can give him the strength to come out of the closet to those he loves.

The movie reminded me of the feeling of an older John Hughes film and will have a similar feel to teenagers now – a movie they can relate to and will watch over and over again. But what actually strikes me about the movie is how raw and emotional it is. Love, Simon tackles a sensitive topic – sexuality, without doing it using stereotypes, jokes or being crude. Instead, Simon is surrounded by love, support and people that help advocate for him. The movie shows that being yourself, whoever that is is ok and should be accepted. There is some under age drinking and swearing, but nothing sexual that you would need to worry about watching the movie with younger viewers.

Love, Simon will open the doors to conversations between parents and kids, as well as friends. In a world that is filled with movies where the gay friend is the joke, the stereotype or just a side note in the movie. Instead, Love, Simon shows that sexuality cannot not be obvious to all of us from the outside, and the spectrum is larger than most people normally assume.

We absolutely loved Love, Simon, and the only negative thing I can say about the movie is this story should have been out in the main stream years ago. I can only imagine the friends and family this story could have helped speak their truth and maybe others understand more.

Love Simon is in theaters now, take your kids, take your parents – watch this movie and fall in love all over again.

Love, Simon Official Trailer:

About Love, Simon: 

love simon posterEveryone 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 identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.

Starring Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Miles Heizer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel and Tony Hale.


This film is rated PG-13.



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