Today I watched, Love, Simon.
I had been looking forward to this movie for a long time, but didn’t had the chance to watch it, or more accurately, didn’t have the guts to.
Since this is a romantic gay film, I knew it would make a bit blue because believe it or not, I’m a romantic guy.
All the sex I have is just a consolation for the true relationship I miss.
Love, Simon did not disappointed in the slightest. It was funny, heartfelt, and honest.
Nick Robinson is perfect in the role of Simon. He’s an extremely underrated actor. Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner were great as his parents! I loved the way this family was portrayed and it really made the movie work for me.
All the actors playing his friends did an excellent job. It kinda reminded of Mean Girls in the way the cast was perfectly put together in order to be memorable. And just like Mean Girls, this movie is an instant classic.
This film did not pull any punches and really struck everyone with its message.
Be who you are!!
Also, this film actually touched me… Probably because as a young gay guy (back in the days) I also experienced the fear, the coming out, the secret identity, the falling in love with someone I didn’t even know, and all the struggles associated to our sexuality.
Too often we have these dry, emotionless comedies released that just want to get a few cheap laughs. This movie found a perfect balance of humour and emotion.
It gives exactly what we all want, an actual story with real engaging characters.
And maybe also, the feeling of wanting to fall in love again.
No matter what, announcing who you are to the world is pretty terrifying. But everyone deserves a great love story as well.
I loved, love, Love, Simon!