By: G. Castilla
Love, Simon is based on the best selling novel “Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda”, telling the story of Simon Spier, who has a great life overall. He has a wonderful family, does well in school and has understanding friends. The only issue is that he has a big secret he has been keeping for a while: the fact that he is gay and isn’t sure whether he wants everyone to know. Simon starts and anonymous relationship with a classmate online, of which he does not the identity of. Trouble looms in when another classmate discovers his secret and blackmails him online.
The story resolves on Simon accepting who he is and move on to adult life more confidently. This movie isn’t idiosyncratic or deep, nor unpredictable. However, it has a gentle message about kindness, acceptance and love. It’s warmth, wit and openness won me over. Given this, I recommend it to anyone just wanting a sweet love story.