The wonderful movie “Love, Simon” is previewing this weekend in some theaters – see some clips here
When I was young, just about every gay-themed movie was either about AIDS or a very painful coming out. I was desperate to see people like me on screen but was always left feeling kind of desperate and depressed.
That’s why I’m so thrilled with Call Me By Your Name and now Love, Simon.
The central characters – gay teens – have wonderful families and are experiencing love for the first time.
I went to an advance screening of Love, Simon on Wednesday night at the ArcLight Hollywood and just adored it. After it was over one of the guys sitting with us said, “We have our own John Hughes movie!”
And we do.
Here’s the synopsis: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online.
Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing.
The movie is directed by Greg Berlanti (Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel.
The movie opens on March 16 but there are some early screenings on Saturday night (March 10) s check your movie listings.
The first-rate cast is led by Nick Robinson in the title role and he’s a total charmer who you root for – even when he makes such mistakes.
Jennifer Garner as the mom has one of the movie’s very best scenes and Josh Duhamel as the dad is funny and sweet.
Others in the cast are Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg, Miles Heizer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Logan Miller, and Tony Hale.
The movie is directed by Greg Berlanti.
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