Love, Simon Review
Here’s my Love, Simon review. The film stars Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Alexandra Shipp, Keiynan Lonsdale. It’s directed by Greg Berlanti.
The movie is pretty much is a story of a gay guy that gets outted unexpectedly and how he copes with his world being taken away from beneath him. Oh and he also finds love somewhere.
Love, Simon Review – PRO
We got a good cast here led by Nick Robinson. These talented cast manages to move the story at a steady pace and make things actually interesting. Also, the cast looks great screen-wise.
The themes are as pertinent as today’s society especially with the daily struggles of our brothers and sisters in the LGBT community. It definitely breathes a fresh air for people who find themselves in similar situations.
I liked the depiction of high school although its a very sterilized look at teenagers in high school.
Gotta give props also to the songs they have used throughout the movie. It’s a great mix of old and new songs.
Hat tip too to Keiynan Lonsdale who plays Wally West/ Kid Flash in the CW’s The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow…
If you like love stories or BL (boys love) then this movie is definitely for you. Not judging, much respect.
Love, Simon Review – CONS
So while its a timely theme for today, it feels like Love, Simon kind of skips all the important parts of “coming out”. Hey, its the main drive of the plot but could they have made it, I dunno, realistic?
It feels off that Simon manages to just shrug off his outing when he is given the chance to confront his tormentor. It doesn’t feel right nor does it feel real.
The decompression of the story is just too long. I found some moments too dragging. Could they have tighten it up a bit?
Another thing that the the film kind of throws off audiences is the concept of blackmail. Without spoiling, there are a few moments that show themes of blackmail and coercion. Not too happy with that.
Love, Simon Review – Verdict
I think Love, Simon as a film is good. When the credits roll, it doesn’t leave you with anything. Through the course of the film, you do get a few laughs and could even tug the heartstrings but I doesn’t do anything. The sad thing is, the source material, the book where they took it from, has a more solid meaning once you put down the book. So yeah, missed opportunity right there
Love, Simon opens May 9 from 20th Century Fox Philippines and Warner Bros. Pictures PH