So I’ve seen a few movies recently (yep, I’m talking about you A Wrinkle in Time & Black Panther), but my favorite for a sweet coming of age, love story is Love, Simon. It’s out in theaters today!
Here’s a quick view of the film from the trailer.
This is one of the first times I’ve watched a movie where the main character (Simon, played by Nick Robinson) is in high school & instead of seeing myself as the teenager, I saw myself as the parent.
Yep, I’m getting old.
But I did LOVE how Jennifer Garner & Josh Duhamel played Simon’s parents with hilarity & grace & love.
Love, Simon is directed by Greg Berlanti (Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters), written Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), & based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda which I’d now really like to read.
The core theme of Love, Simon is that everyone deserves a great love story. & 17 year old Simon Spier is trying to figure that out as a closeted gay guy who’s fallen for an anonymous classmate who he’s connected with online. I laughed & cried through him wrestling with coming out to his family & friends along with trying to identify the mysterious Blue.
Go check out Love, Simon with friends this weekend, or with your middle or high schooler (it’s appropriately rated PG-13)!
While 20th Century Fox did provide me ticket to the screening of Love, Simon, I wasnt otherwise compensated for my review & my thoughts are honestly my own.