Love, Simon (2018) Movie Review

Love, Simon (2018) Hindi Movie Storyline

Love, Simon (2018):  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.

A young coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy, Simon Spier, goes through a different kind of Romeo and Juliet story. Simon has a love connection with a boy, Blue, by email, but the only problem is that Simon has no idea who he’s talking to. Simon must discover who that boy is–who Blue is. Along the way, he tries to find himself as well.—Paul

Simon Spier, a high school senior, leads and has led what he considers a perfectly normal life. He has a loving family, parents Emily and Jack Spier, and his younger sister Nora Spier. He has a close group of friends, Leah, Nick, and Abby, the former two whom he’s known almost all his life. Leah just transferred to their school, Creekwood High, this year, but they feel like they’ve known each other a long time. But there is a “but” in Simon’s life, the big secret that he’s been keeping now for a few years: he’s gay and in the closet to everyone. He knows especially his parents would be all right with his homosexual orientation, despite Jack’s often politically incorrect jokes, and that most of the students accept Ethan, their one and only openly gay classmate, but Simon has failed to come out for various reasons, mostly having to do with the change that would occur in what he has known as his life. He discovers that he is not alone: another classmate calling himself “Blue” (a pseudonym) is posting online about his own gay struggles in the closet. With that posting having an email address where one can respond, Simon begins an anonymous correspondence with Blue opening up about his own struggles. In the support they end up providing each other, Simon begins to fall for Blue not even knowing who he is. As Simon tries to figure out who Blue is, he starts to see his classmates in a new light. But circumstances lead to Simon manipulating his friends’ love lives, all to maintain his secret.

Love, Simon (2018) Overview

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama

Original Language: English

Director: Greg Berlanti

Producer: Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Pouya Shahbazian, Isaac Klausner

Writer: Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker

Release Date (Theaters): Mar 16, 2018  Wide

Release Date (Streaming): Apr 25, 2018

Box Office (Gross USA): $40.8M

Runtime: 1h 50m

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Production Co: Temple Hill Entertainment

Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)

Love, Simon (2018) Movie Review

Love, Simon is Hollywood’s first attempt at a wide-release gay film, and going into the film I was expecting something along the lines of a gay romcom, instead I got a watered-down and unrealistic portrayal of coming out and the gay experience in general, which left me wondering how many LGBT people were behind the camera, and frankly in front of it. The movie has been called a modern John Hughes-esque film, but it completely lacks the sense of humor and depth to be compared to the likes of great 80s teen movies. Simon Spear (Nick Robinson), our protagonist has an admittedly perfect life, and just happens to be gay, which he has kept a secret his whole life, and no one, including his doting liberal family or open-minded friends he’s known since childhood have suspected anything at all. Right there I felt I was being asked to suspend my disbelief just a little bit too far, I would guess that a family like Simon’s, especially his mother who is seen making a sign that says down with the heteropatriarchy would have at least had a talk with her kids once or twice about homosexuality and how she wouldn’t love her children any less if they happened to be gay.

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