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. (IMDb)
I’ll leave judgment of the overall portrayal of being gay to non-hetero people (though it’s encouraging that the director is one), but to me it sure was refreshing to see the gay love story happy ending (even if it was a little cheesy), and I thought the complicated internal tension of Simon’s coming out process was captured really well (the proof was in my sobbing at the beautiful line “You can exhale now”). Robinson is excellent, and the underlying high school dramedy is perfectly quirky.
7.5/10 (Really Good)


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