Love, Simon 2018
PG-13 | 1h 50min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 March 2018 (USA)
A young coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy, Simon Spier, goes through a different kind of Romeo and Juliet story. Simon has a love connection with a boy, Blue, by email, but the only problem is that Simon has no idea who he’s talking to. Simon must discover who that boy is–who Blue is. Along the way, he tries to find himself as well.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual references, language and teen partying
Here are my thoughts about Love, Simon:
First, it was definitely the best movie adaptation of a book I’ve ever seen. Hands down. It was also an extremely authentic story to begin with, and it translated so well as a movie.
Second, I wish this movie had been around when I was younger. The message of love and acceptance was so powerful, and the way Simon and his friends were portrayed was amazing. Kudos to the actors. The whole theater was cheering, laughing, and crying with them.
Representation matters. Our kids need to see themselves on screen in movies like this.
Director: Greg Berlanti
Writers: Elizabeth Berger (screenplay by), Isaac Aptaker (screenplay by)
Stars: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel
Release Date: 16 March 2018 (USA)
Also Known As: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA