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.... (Full plot summary below)
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.
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Rolling Stone - 9/10 by Peter TraversLove, Simon is a John Hughes movie for audiences who just got woke. And for all its attempts not to offend, it's a genuine groundbreaker.
The Globe and Mail (Toronto) - 9/10 by Chandler LevackAs a consumer, it is simply your responsibility to see it, just so that many more Love, Simons can be made. There are worse things to spend your money on than this adorable teen gay comedy whose worst quality is its boring straight man.
Boston Globe - 9/10 by Meredith GoldsteinIt’s not exactly like the novel, but it captures the best parts of it.
USA Today - 9/10 by Brian TruittNot only historically significant but also truly excellent.
The Associated Press - 9/10 by Sandy CohenLove, Simon is a universal story, even if you’re not a gay teenager. The challenge of figuring out who we are and standing comfortably in that identity might begin in high school, but often lasts a lifetime.
Chicago Sun-Times - 9/10 by Richard RoeperA wonderful, uplifting, endearing, thoroughly entertaining story.
RogerEbert.com - 9/10 by Sheila O'MalleyDirector Greg Berlanti, who has helmed a string of hit television shows as producer and writer, uses the familiar teenage romance genre to tell an LGBTQ story, and in so doing makes these tropes feel fresh, fun, entertaining.
Empire - 8/10 by Terri WhiteThe high school teen romcom is reborn for 2018. Funny, sentimental and smart: John Hughes would be proud.
Slant Magazine - 8/10 by Richard Scott LarsonGreg Berlanti's charmingly heartfelt film is a remarkably successful attempt to give shape to the experience of the closet by drawing an incredibly intimate portrait of a teenage boy about to leave it behind.
Entertainment Weekly - 8/10 by Leah GreenblattThere’s some real, weird fun in secondary characters like Tony Hale’s desperate-to-be-down principal, Natasha Rothwell’s exasperated drama teacher, and Logan Miller’s Martin, a theater kid so eager to please he practically turns himself inside out.