“Love, Simon” is a coming of age romantic comedy that circles around the protagonist Simon Spier (Nick Robinson), a 17-year-old who is still “in the closet.” This is a groundbreaking film that features other popular actors such as Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner who play Simon’s parents, Katherine Langford as one of Simon’s best friends and Tony Hale as the vice principal of his school.
The premise of the movie, without giving too much away, is that Simon leads a relatively normal life and has a great family and group of friends, but nobody knows his secret: he is gay.
One of the other students at Simon’s school anonymously comes out online and Simon begins to email this person to share his story with him. However, Simon doesn’t find out who he is until the end of the movie (before you think that I just gave the whole movie away, I didn’t, this is all in the trailer.)
What makes this film worth the watch is that it’s not just a white-wash romantic teen movie. It includes a diverse group of characters and it goes beyond the stereotype that all gay men are feminine. The film does an incredible job of trying to break this barrier.
This romantic comedy is one that audiences will not forget. It was laugh-out-loud funny, heart-warming, musically pleasing, and eye-opening in the sense that you never know what someone else is going through. “Love, Simon” is a film that today’s youth most certainly needs to see because it’s a reminder that people love you no matter who you are so you should never be afraid to be your true self.