Love, Simon (2018) – A Melodic Journey through Love and Identity

by Samy
Published: Last Updated on 5 minutes read

Love, Simon” is a heartwarming coming-of-age movie, it’s based on the novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli.
The show follows Simon Spier, a closeted high school student, who falls in love with a classmate through anonymous online messages.
Precisely because he keeps it a secret that he’s gay, he has to do something as he sees this secret threatened to come out.

Love, Simon Movie Review

Love, Simon got me curious as a newcomer in LGBTQ+ movies. I hardly watch them on purpose but for sure I do, once the story catches me.

One of the strengths of “Love, Simon” is its relatable and well-drawn characters. Simon is a charming and likable protagonist, and the supporting characters are all fully realized and memorable.
With standout performances from the entire cast, Michael Cimino delivers a nuanced and moving portrayal of Simon, capturing the character’s emotional journey with authenticity and depth. The supporting cast is also impressive, with memorable performances from Katherine Langford (as Leah). I really liked both of those characters. As friends and how they handle the conflicts accuring during the movie.

The movie tackles also important topics such as coming out, acceptance, and the challenges of teenage relationships with sensitivity and honesty.
The romance is a beautiful and emotional journey exploring the complexities of falling in love. Besides the excellent chemistry between the actors, the way the story unfolds is realistic and heartwarming.

One of the show’s most memorable moments is when he sends his first email to his anonymous companion he’s been corresponding with online. It’s a vulnerable moment for Simon, and it sets the stage for his emotional journey throughout the series.

Another impactful and emotional scene occurs towards the end, when Simon finally comes out to his family and friends.
This moment is significant because it represents the culmination of Simon’s journey towards self-acceptance and the realization that he is not alone in his struggle. It also highlights the importance of love, acceptance, and support in creating a safe and inclusive environment for individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.
Simon telling his long-kept secret is a powerful and emotional moment in the movie because it’s a turning point for his character and sets the stage for his challenges as he navigates his relationships with his friends and family.

The friendships in the movie are beautifully portrayed, with each character bringing their unique perspective and personality to the story. The relationships between Simon and his friends are a highlight of the series, and the chemistry between the actors is excellent.

The movie’s ending is a beautiful and satisfying conclusion to the story. It brings closure to the various plotlines and leaves viewers with a feeling of hope and optimism.

Final Thoughts

All I knew about the movie were the plot and actors Nick Robinson – who plays Simon Spier – and Katherine Langford – whose character’s Simon’s best friend, Leah Burke.
I enjoyed, actually love, the movie. The chemistry between the characters and all they go through. In the end, it makes it a wonderful story to watch again.

Also, that moment when those two guys were acting like stupid idiots and dancing on the table until the teacher came and made them smaller as a mouse. Great moment. It just shows, that a teacher still has lots of power after all.

Rating: B+

A+ : 10-9.3 | A: 9.2-8.7 | A- : 8.6-8.0 || B+ : 7.9-7.3 | B: 7.2-6.7 | B- : 6.6-6.0 || C+ : 5.9-5.3 | C: 5.2-4.7 | C- : 4.6-4.0 ||
D+ : 3.9-3.3 | D: 3.2-2.7 | D- : 2.6-2.0 || E+: 2.1-2.4 | E : 2.5-1.8 || F: 1.9-0

Do you plan to watch Love, Simon or have you already seen it? What’s your opinion on it?

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itachi March 21, 2023 - 6:15 pm

Ohhh! I like the way you describe it!
Another one added to my “must watch” list xD

Samy March 21, 2023 - 6:27 pm

Ohhh, I’m glad to hear that! I can totally recommend it!


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