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Love, Simon (film review)

Film: Love, Simon
Year: 2018
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Starring: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel
About: 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.

My Review: 
Seeing a film that is a rom-com which has LGBT is rare to come across so when this film came out I couldn't stop myself from seeing it in the cinema, and hoping that this was going to be as good as it looked in the trailers.

Love, Simon is about a gay child called Simon who is in his final year of high school and has the secret of being gay which noone knows about, when another child in his school who is also gay comes out however behind an alias Simon decides to message him with his own. As they get closer through means of e-mail he gets noticed by someone in his class who starts to blackmail him about revealing his secret and he does everything to keep it that way.

I found myself loving this movie, it had all the emotions which will make this a favourite with teenagers as well as those within the LGBT community. With people in the LGBT community able to personally relate to him by being scared to come out to people and how they could react as well as wanting to be loved and cared about. With the film also being a rom-com it did make you feel happy, sad, make you laugh as well as angry and make you cry it had everything you could want from a rom-com movie. It is good to see that a film is also getting LGBT as being a main topic and made as a Hollywood movie as this is rare where they will focus on this and have the main character as gay. I also personally loved the Panic! At The Disco references which did go throughout the film as I am myself a large fan of the band. When Simon does come out however I do think it was good to see that not everyone will support you and things can change however those who love you will still love you for who you are and you shouldn't change who you are because of being attracted to a different sex than anyone else. I thought they had a good representation of how people would react and why some  people find it really difficult to come out as part of the LGBT community.

I would highly suggest this movie to those who love rom-com movies, teenagers and those within the LGBT community as this is a film in which highly exceeded my expectations. I did learn after this film that there is a book which the film is based off of so this is definitely something I will need to buy and read.

My Rating: 5/5

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0cbWdlQg_8

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