By: Emma Cole
“Love, Simon” was released on March 16, 2018. It follows Simon Spier ( Nick Robinson), a senior in high school who has a secret; nobody knows that he is gay. The movie was directed by Greg Berlanti and written by Becky Albertalli.
Simon is just a normal high school kid, he hangs out with his friends and drinks way to much coffee. He has a huge secret that no one knows. Their school has a gossip blog and his best friend Leah ( Katherine Langford ) calls him and tells him that there might be a gay kid at school. Simon emails the kid under a fake name and they begin talking. Martin ( Logan Miller ), another kid at school, finds Simon’s emails and uses them to blackmail him.
Some of the most important scenes in the film were when Martin was in the library and found Simon’s emails to Blue, the other gay kid, and uses them to blackmail Simon to get a date with his friend Abby ( Alexandra Shipp ), even though Simon tried to get Nick ( Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ) to go out with Leah instead of Abby. Another important scene from the movie is when Martin leaks on Creek Secret anonymously that Simon is gay. Another one of the best scenes is when Simon’s mom and dad both talk to him and accept him for who he is.
The producer and costume designers did a really good job of making all the actors look like regular high school kids. They also had a good script that reached out to the average person by emulating what it would be like to live in this situation on a day to day basis.
The director made a great movie for teens and adults to go see in theaters with an amazing script and an amazing cast to go with it.