'Love, Simon' may be an enjoyable coming-of-age film, but it misses the mark of being a great film due to the fact that it is too simple and uninspired. The characters felt cheaply written, with no real depth, and the protagonist was not as likable as one should be in this genre. The plot itself was rather predictable and had one of the most unrealistic endings that came off as ridiculous. The movies attempt to normalise the gay community and portray them as no different to the straight community, yet undermines itself by constantly stereotyping the LGBTQI community, again and again, ultimately contradicting the key message trying to be shown. I also find it rather misleading to portray a coming out narrative as so blasé and nonchalant, when for many individuals, this is certainly not the case. However, all of this is not too say this is a bad film. Many critics and people have expressed all the great things about this film, so I decided to focus more on the negatives. But, there are certainly good things worthy of mention. It has a great cast, with Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp and Jennifer Garner being the highlights in the film. The humor in it is fine, with many laugh-out-loud moments but not many of them are memorable (excluding a hilarious and cringe-worthy reference to Grindr). This film certainly attempts to appeal to the millennial generation, with it's many references to pop-culture such as Hamilton, Buzzfeed and Trump references; and it certainly succeeds to a certain extent; the audience will be able to relate to the society it reflects. However, the film ultimately lacks to create a relatable narrative; but rather an unrealistic and misleading one.
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Love, Simon (2018) 1080p
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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The Synopsis for Love, Simon (2018) 1080p
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.
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Over-HypedReviewed byadam-may-bowerVote: 6/10
Simon (Nick Robinson) hasn't told anyone his deep dark secret: he's gay. One day, a classmate reveals anonymously on an online message board that he's also closeted, Simon finds a friend and confidant. This American romantic teen dramedy is based on the young adult novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda follows Simon as he attempts to balance adolescence, his new pen pal, his friends, and the possibility of being forcibly outed to the world.
Our take: See it in theaters.Post credit scene? No.
Love, Simon is a coming-of-age-while-coming-out movie and it has all the elements of an instant classic. It's touching, heartwarming and refreshing view at the awkwardness of navigating high school - and will pull at even the most cynical viewers' heartstrings. Rarely does a movie so effortlessly combine knee-slapping humor and poignant, tear-jerking authenticity. This movie recycles some of the oldest tropes in the book in a fresh way and sets the bar incredibly high for the modern high-school movie.
Robinson is a standout, but there is not a single weak performance in the film. From 13 Reasons Why Golden Globe-nominee Katherine Langford's to the Flash's Keiynan Lonsdale each actor is believable and relatable. Whether high school is an ongoing saga for you, or it's been a decade since you set foot in a classroom - this film has something in it for everyone.
This movie was also aggressively marketed in clever and captivating ways. Other studios ought to take note of the outstanding push this film has gotten in the months leading up to its release because it's been stellar. Overall, it's a film that's enjoyable enough to see in theaters multiple times (and purchase the DVD) - and it's relevant and necessary in a world filled with heteronormative love stories.
Featuring: Jennifer Garner's continued seamless transition into the cool movie mom.
If the answer to that is yes, then let me pose this question. Have you actually seen any other movies? Because it seems to me that the only thing we're in agreeance on is that it is, by definition a movie, in the most liberal of terms.
To give this film a 10/10 solely for the message of the film is ridiculous in itself but to do so without even realizing how backwards and redundant that message truly is, is also equally as preposterous. To feel any form of connection to this "Product" is as ridiculous as saying "my microwave has done so much for Gay Culture and is the most important film of the year!" (it's only March BTW). If anything my afore mentioned statement is actually false as your microwave will do more for gay culture than this movie by not caring if you're gay and providing actual entertainment. Because watching the run time is exactly what I did for this piece of crap but on a microwave it's not nearly as long.
This Movie is set in a college application brochure where multi cultural caricatures come to life. These characters are indeed as one dimensional as the paper they're printed on and serve to show how Hollywood is trying to cash in on every form of culture there is, this time being the gay culture. No character development happens throughout the entire movie, The main character is an arrogant man, an unkind man who willingly deter's other peoples "love" for his own lust like some asshole cupid (he certainly is a baby). He has no revelation in his ways and at the end of the movie continues being an arrogant jerk. No sense of consequence is apparent for his actions whatsoever, and his friends take him back instantly. Just like sex the build up is long just for seemingly two minute climax, or at least that's what I can infer from my INCEL life. The conflict in this movie concludes as soon as it starts with the screenwriter seemingly trying to avoid tension or excitement any way he can. And since we're talking about "the message of the movie" I refuse to include being gay as a conflict as today in a liberal arts town where this movie takes place, it really shouldn't and isn't a problem. Movies like this where ther fear of being "exposed" as gay only create fear for people in similar situations. We have movies like Call Me By Your Name to show us that sexuality really doesn't matter anymore, it's the characters and the love which are the important parts, the parts that this movie glosses over. It treats being gay in the same light as Broke back Mountain but with a Happy ending which is, similar to my repeating of this word, REDUNDANT. And the way he gets back into his circle of friends is equally as gross, by somehow out Spaceying Kevin Spacey he just says "I'm gay" and boom, everything's better. Let me ask you this, do you really want some bull-crap fantasy movie made just to make everyone feel better, the studio hiring cheap TV Producers to direct; lining their pockets and audience members experiencing no emotional connection to lifeless characters besides "HES GAY AND I LIKE GAY PEOPLE THEREFORE I LIKE HIM"? Because by supporting this, these are the types of movies we will continue to get.
On a more technical note
Directing - Bad Tv B-role stuff, over lighten to a ridiculous amount, no interesting shots or emotive cinematography, actors performances apparently not important to director either?
Writing - Boring, unrealistic as they fall in love over the course of 12 emails, this is Charles Manson and Crazy wife levels of pen-pal-manship right here. At first the writing made some of the "twists" feel satirical because they were to obvious already to be revealed at the end of the damn movie.
Acting - Main character has no charisma, think Ansel Elgort in Baby Driver with no interesting supporting characters or dynamic directing to support him. Also zero vocal control; very difficult to emote when you sound exactly the same in every situation. The only antagonist, theater kid (besides conservative America) really is the only somewhat decent actor which is weird as why are you making me care more about the manipulator than the manipulated.
Soundtrack - Bland Tangerine Dream Ripoffs mixed with ridiculously overplayed hit songs
overall, Three out of ten. While I feel this movie is harmful for most viewers, maybe an older homophobic audience can get something out of this but this movie is just studio bait. Baiting a gay audience masterfully and therefore I will tell these Master Baiters to leave us alone with either fake reviews on IMDB or appealing to the lowest common denominator on IMDB... which I guess is me; since I did watch it in theaters. P.S, IM GAY, but that doesn't justify anything really does it, Hidden Screenwriter Kevin Spacey?