- By Hannah Flood, Staff Writer -
20th Century Fox brought its newest movie, Love, Simon, to theaters on March 16, directed by Greg Berlanti who has produced TV hit series such as The Flash, Riverdale, and Arrow. Over opening weekend, Love, Simon has scored a whopping 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.9/10 on IMDb, earning roughly $11 million.
Love, Simon takes us on the beautiful journey of Simon Spier, a normal teenage boy, as he traverses the difficulties of high school, finding love, finding himself, and coming out. After a student at his school anonymously comes out on a school gossip blog, Simon begins talking to the mystery boy, who goes by Blue. Together, they confide in each other the difficulties and successes of being in the closet and coming out, eventually developing a deep connection and falling in love. You will laugh and cry as you share the rollercoaster of emotions that Simon experiences as he tries to navigate his way to what he knows in his heart he deserves, a beautiful love story.
Laced with humor and truth at every turn, Love, Simon draws you into the family dynamic immediately. Falling in love with the characters is inevitable, as you feel a deep connection to them from the first scene that only grows as the movie progresses. Seeing and feeling the love that Simon’s family and friends have for him is heartwarming and inspiring to say the least. The message is very clear that even through the struggles and changes of coming out, there are still people who love you for who you are, and no matter who you are, or what your sexuality is, you deserve a beautiful love story too.