Love, Simon Review

Love, Simon Review

Abby Spiotto

Love, Simon is a 2018 film based off of the book Simon Versus the Homosapien Agenda by Becky Albertalli which was published in 2015. The movie was directed by Greg Berlanti and released on March 16, 2018 and made $4.6 million that day. A week later, it has $24.3 million in the box office. Love, Simon is about Simon Spier who is gay but isn’t out yet. When another kid at his high school anonymously comes out as gay, Simon has the courage to email him, and then a love story over email begins. That is until one of his classmates find out about the emails and blackmails him, causing him to have a whirlwind of a twelfth grade year. Does he choose his secret or his friends?

Honestly, when I went to see this movie I had pretty high hopes for it, since it is a movie focusing on a gay character and the fact that he’s gay, and honestly, it rose to the expectations. It is most definitely your average teen romance movie, but it also focuses on topics LGBT+ students struggle with everyday. Such as, “Are these clothes too “gay”?” “Should I tell people?” “Should I tell my friends?” “Is it noticeable?” and the worst what if, “What if my friends or family or both treat me differently because of it?” This movie hit these questions spot on and showed Simon going through a spiral of emotions. So I give an A+ to both Greg Berlanti and Becky Albertalli for directing this film and writing this book.