Thursday 19 April 2018

Film Review: Love, Simon

Love, Simon
18 April 2018
110 mins
Greg Berlanti (Director)
Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends, and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.
(IMDB Synopsis)

I was actually a bit down yesterday when I went to see Love, Simon, but I came out of the cinema feeling uplifted. This film is sweet, funny, and a delight from start to finish. I particularly appreciated the film's message, looking at why it has to be such a big thing to have to 'come out' as gay, and why it isn't just treated in the same way as heterosexuality. Overall I found Love, Simon to be a positive LGBT tale, and it's great to see LGBT films now being made that are aimed at a younger/teen audience, as generally they've been mostly in the adult domain up till now. Nick Robinson was excellent in the lead role--he's a very natural and likeable actor--and the supporting cast were also wonderful to watch. This was a 4.5 star watch for me. It's funny, inspiring, and will definitely stand up to repeat watches.

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