Updated: Apr 22
“Love, Simon” is a romantic comedy, drama, coming of age movie about a 17-year-old boy named Simon who is in the closet because of his fear of judgement. “Love, Simon” is based on the novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, but went through many editors to make this production a movie. It was directed by Greg Berlanti and written by both Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger.
Discovering your sexuality and coming to terms with it is an extremely hard thing to do, especially in a world where not everyone is going to be okay with who you love. Simon is constantly battling with what he thinks he should do versus what he thinks he has to do, which makes it very difficult for him. Though a friend of his, he find out there's another gay kid at his school, which apparently there weren't many of, that was anonymous on what seemed like some kind of Twitter. Simon makes it his mission to find out who this boy is because the more they talk, the more he seemingly falls helplessly in love with him. However, because they chatted through email, it wasn't hard for someone to get a hold of their interactions, especially when Simon left his email out in the open.
Because of how hard it was to openly talk about himself and who he loves, it gave someone the perfect opportunity to blackmail him into doing whatever they wanted because they knew he’d comply. This movie was a constant battle of resolving his problems in a hilarious, terrifying, and life-changing way. Watch to see how Simon deals with the constant pressures of societal standards and expectations.
I give this movie a ⅘ because there were some parts I really didn't like too much and I thought was kind of cringey. But overall, it was a really good movie.