Love, Simon

Love, Simon

Greg Berlanti (2018)

109min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The travails of teenage romance get even more complicated when you're hiding your true sexuality, as a 17-year-old boy discovers, in the first mainstream Hollywood teen movie to feature a gay central character. Nick Robinson's Simon is a pretty average middle American adolescent - except that he's increasingly anxious about coming out and finding love if it means friends and his doting parents (Josh Duhamel, Jennifer Garner, both terrific) will start treating him differently. Clearly styled after the milestone John Hughes teen movies of the 1980s, the film's astute ensemble approach underlines how all high-schoolers, gay or straight, struggle with self-esteem and finding the right moment to tell someone you fancy them. Since time has moved on, social media plays a major role, the anonymity of the chatroom allowing Simon to find an online soulmate who may possibly be at the same school. Accessible and inclusive, this is a major pop-culture breakthrough, offering authentic validation for LGBT teens, worthwhile insights for hetero viewers, and crowd-pleasing entertainment for everyone.

Cast & Crew

Simon Spier Nick Robinson
Leah Burke Katherine Langford
Emily Spier Jennifer Garner
Abby Suso Alexandra Shipp
Jack Spier Josh Duhamel
Martin Addison Logan Miller
Mr Worth Tony Hale
Bram Greenfield Keiynan Lonsdale
Nora Spier Talitha Bateman
Cal Miles Heizer
Director Greg Berlanti
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Swearing, sexual references.Released on: 6 Apr 2018