Director: Greg Berlanti
Writers: Elizabeth Berger , Isaac Aptaker & Becky Albertalli
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for Simon it’s complicated: no-one knows he’s gay and he doesn’t know who the anonymous classmate is that he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, scary and life-changing.
A little while ago now, I had the opportunity to attend an advance screening of Love, Simon thanks to @HCCFrenzy! I’ve been itching to share my thoughts and feelings towards this YA adaptation for a while now and I finally get to do so! Don’t fret though, I promise this review is spoiler free!
I would love to provide you with an in depth comparison between the film and the book, but to be quite honest with you, I read the book almost three years ago now which means I honestly don’t remember a lot about it. I heard others in the theatre talking about the differences between the two after the movie was over and I honestly had no idea what they were talking about.
Another thing you should know is that when I read the book, I gave it a 3.5 star rating. I know a lot of people questioned that, and honestly I think it was a matter of reading it while it was extremely hyped and when I wasn’t in the right mindset. I’ve gone back and looked at my review (which made me cringe a little so I’m definitely going to let you search that up on your own), but even then, it wasn’t that I disliked the book at all, it just didn’t live up to my expectations.
Also, I’m pretty sure I’ve grown a lot in the past 3 years, not only as a reader/blogger, but as a person. I think if I were to go back and re-read Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda now, I would have a very different take on the story, as I did when watching the film.
Love, Simon was absolutely beautiful. It had it’s laugh-out-loud hilarious moments as well as tear-inducing heartbreak. It was so perfect and everyone needs to watch it right now. It was so much more than I remembered from the novel and it was a truly heartfelt and important story.
I can tell you right now that there was not a single dry eye in the the theatre during some of the film’s more pivotal scenes. As many of you know, it takes a lot to make me cry, but this movie had me holding back tears a few times.
This is such an inspiring and important story for so many teens and young adults, and as many of my friends mentioned that night, this book and film is something that they wished they had when they were a teen in high school.
Everyone, please go and see this film. You absolutely will not regret it!
Thank you for reading!