Director: Greg Berlanti
Cast: Simon (Nick Robinson), Leah (Katherine Langford)
Love, Simon is by far the best film i have seen this year. Making a film about a teenager who is gay but does not know how to come out because of how people may react is very appropriate for this day and age. Love, Simon addresses all the most important aspects of coming out, the accepting > saying it > telling people > the reaction from others.
Why is this film important in 2018?
Coming out in general is so hard let alone doing it when you are in college. Simon (Nick Robinson) at the start acknowledges the fact that he is gay and from then the film follows his story on coping on a day to day bases whilst having a huge secret he cannot tell anyone. Being gay in 2018 is still very difficult even though people are more understanding and accepting it is more the younger generation that is not. Simon is shown to have an amazing family by him and friends and this is what makes his story amazing, he speaks to this person called Blue and comes out to him and creates a very strong cyber connection/relationship if you would like to call it that however it is not till the end he actually meets blue. This shows that no matter who you have around you it still does not make it any easier on coming out unless you are confident in yourself.
Everyone truly does deserve a Great Love Story
The cast in this film is extremely strong and many will progress further. Nick Robinson has embraced his role as Simon and it has resulted in love, Simon being a huge success.
Greg Berlanti has created a very heart warming, powerful and funny movie here that will hopefully inspire other teenagers in Simon's situation to come out and embrace who they are. Berlanti has produced a perfect balance between humor and seriousness which has kept the message of the film consistent the whole way through.
Well done to everyone who was apart of making of this film.