Directed by Greg Berlanti and based on the novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli, Love, Simon follows Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) who 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.
Everyone deserves a great love story, and that’s what this film is: a love story. More romance than drama, it’s great to see a gay character as the lead instead of just being the sidekick best friend. It’s a lovely and refreshing story but it is very romanticised. But then so are most cliche heterosexual rom-coms, so why can’t this romance be light-hearted and be enjoyed in its simplest form?
The ending, in reality, would be very unlikely, and I do think that some things could have been explored better, but not every film about a gay person has to make a point.
Enjoy Love, Simon for what it is, and fall in love with Nick Robinson whatever your sexual preference.