Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, The Flash, Supergirl), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, Love, Simon is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love.
Following a thoroughly exciting year for gay cinema – where many high-profile titles like Tom of Finland, Beach Rats, BPM (Beats Per Minute), God’s Own Country and, of course, Call Me by Your Name reached greater mainstream attention than is usually afforded films about gay men – Love, Simon seems like the sweetest, most uplifting and enticingly John Hughes-esque cherry on top of the sundae.
“There’s this one section of the film where Simon imagines this one boy and imagines them kissing underneath the mistletoe at Christmas,” said director Greg Berlanti. “In every other major studio film, it’s always the guy and the girl. And there was something so powerful about it being just a guy imagining himself with this other guy in a film again that was going to be marketed and sold as a mainstream romantic comedy.”
We couldn’t agree more and we can’t wait to catch Love, Simon when it hits mainstream movie megaplexes in March! The film also features Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Colton Haynes, Tony Hale and Take Me to the River star Logan Miller. Check out the trailer below.