I intended to see Love, Simon last week, but I felt kinda sick and tired and decided to stay home. Didn’t wanna fall asleep during it myself. I feel like a complete moron for taking this long to see this masterpiece. As a member of the LGBT+ community myself (I’m asexual, for anyone who doesn’t know), this movie spoke to me on a few levels. I don’t get teary during many movies, but this one made my cheeks a little damp. If you’re prone to strong emotions, keep the tissues handy.
Simon (Nick Robinson) has known he was gay since he was thirteen. The problem is, no one- not his parents (Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel), his sister (Talitha Bateman), or his best friends Abby (Alexandra Shipp), Leah (Katherine Langford), and Nick (Jorge Lendeborg, Jr.)- knows it. He’s afraid to change everything about his great life by coming out. But when Blue, an anonymous student from his school, announces that he’s gay on the school blog site, Simon starts talking to him under the name Jacques.
And everything goes well, until another student, Martin (Logan Miller), screenshots his emails from the school computer, and blackmails Simon into helping him get close to Abby. When things don’t work out to Martin’s satisfaction, he posts the emails to the blog site and and outs Simon to the entire school. Now that his secret’s out, Simon gets to start living his truth, and hopefully draw Blue into their well-deserved love story.
Love, Simon is based on the book Simon VS The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, which I have every intention of reading now, and directed by Greg Berlanti. Beautifully written, beautifully acted, beautifully ended. If you have doubts, forget them now. Love, Simon is worth your time and money. It’ll inspire you to live your truth.