Now available on Blu-ray, DVD, 4K and on Digital is the sweet coming-of-age film, Love, Simon.
The film stars Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel.
Simon (Robinson) is a typical high school student. He has wonderful parents and great friends. But Simon is hiding a secret from them – he’s gay.
As with many gay and lesbian teenagers, “coming out” is not an easy thing to do. Simon struggles with finding a way to let his friends and parents know. Easier said than done…
Simon learns that there is a gay student on a community message board. Simon reaches out to him/her using a fake name in hopes of learning how his fellow student is coping with coming out to the rest of the world. The mystery person is simply known as “Blue.”
Simon and Blue form a friendship online that turns into something more. Simon is on a quest to find out Blue’s true identity.
Meanwhile, a fellow student gets access to the correspondence between Simon and Blue and threatens to expose his secret to the rest of the world if he doesn’t help him get together with Simon’s best friend Abby.
Simon slowly comes out to his family and friends, and their reactions come to a bit of a surprise to him.
All Simon wants is to come out to his loved ones and live a normal life, but can he? And will he ever learn the true identity of Blue?
To find out you need to pick up a copy of Love, Simon. Look for it where ever movies are sold.
Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment. This is the theatrical trailer. The movie is not longer in theaters because it’s available for home viewing.
I truly enjoyed this film.
I grew up in the 80’s watching John Hughes films like Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, and Some Kind of Wonderful, to name a few. Love, Simon has a John Hughes-like feel to it.
This film has it all. You will laugh, you will cry and you will cheer in joy.
Nick Robinson did an amazing job in the lead role of Simon. He’s come a long way from his Melissa & Joey days. Robinson IS Simon. It’s as if the role was written with him in mind.
Robinson has a way of really conveying his emotions just by the look on his face. It’s hard not to fall in love with him when you watch this film.
I think the film makers did a wonderful job casting Simon’s friends. I also like Jennifer Gardner as Simon’s mom. I was a bit surprised by the choice of Josh Duhamel as Simon’s dad, but I quickly learned to enjoy him in that role.
I think what I really liked most about this film is that it’s believable. There is nothing far fetched about it. It’s the type of story that plays out in schools across the country and around the world. They actors seemed like your next door neighbors or students at a typical high school. There was also nothing crazy about this film (aliens, zombies, magic powers… silly stuff like that). It’s a very believable and well acted film.
This is a well written, well acted, amazing story. Even my hard to impress 18 year old son thought it was good (and he’s not a big fan of any movie). It’s also not a “chick flick.” This film can be enjoyed by anyone.
This film is rated PG-13 due to the nature of the story. There are a few bad words an sexual references, but nothing offensive at all.
There are some bonus features available. Aside from the usual deleted scenes and audio commentary, there is also a feature about “The Squad” and a featurette about the #FirstLoveStory content winner.
I liked the featurette about the adaptation of the film from the book (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda). That was pretty interesting.
I have a friend who is gay and he was really touched by this film. He remembers the struggle finding the courage to come out to family and friends. This film really struck a chord with him, and rightfully so.
This is also a “feel good” movie. You will cry, but think of them more so tears of joy.
Love, Simon is a sweet, touching, amazing film. If you have the chance to check it out I would recommend it.
*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.