5 Ways ‘Love, Simon’ Will Make You Fall In Love With Coming-Of-Age Films Again
Every once in a while a film comes along that makes you fall in love with going to the movies all over again... 'Love, Simon' is one of those special films. Don’t miss it in cinemas from March 29.
There’s no better genre than coming-of-age films. Whether you dream of living in the Breakfast Club era, totally relate to the Perks Of Being A Wallflower or break down in tears while watching The Fault in Our Stars, we know you can’t get enough.
The good news is that another movie is joining their ranks: here are 5 ways that Love, Simon will make you fall in love with teen movies again.
#1 It Has An Inclusive Message
On a surface level, everything in Simon’s life is pretty typical: he is a normal guy in his final year of high school. But he is grappling with a huge secret: he hasn’t yet told anyone that he’s gay. The on-screen representation of LGBTQI+ teens is something that the Hollywood film industry hasn’t been quick to leap on, so it is an immensely important moment when a studio produces a mainstream film to address the common feelings that all teens are going through. Huge props to the film for telling the stories that haven’t received much attention in the past – so we can all feel included up on the big screen.
#2 The Cast Is Full Of Your New Faves
The cast is a great mix of familiar faces, including Jurassic World’s Nick Robinson as Simon and Aussie gal Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) as his bestie. Add in talented newcomers Alexandra Shipp and Jorge Lendeborg Jr., and I’m calling it: these are the faces that will grace our screens for years to come.
#3 It’s Super Relatable
This could be any of our high school stories: romance, unrequited love, soul-shatteringly embarrassing moments, but getting through it through some support (and lots of laughter) from your mates.
#4 It’ll Keep You Guessing
Why is nothing ever straightforward when you are a teenager? Simon’s secret online relationship with Blue keeps us guessing the whole movie – and what is a good teen rom-com if it gives away all its secrets straight away? When you’re in high school, you barely know what’s happening with yourself. Love, Simon reassures you that with a little help and staying true to yourself, everything will come together.
#5 It’ll Make You Laugh And Cry
The film is a rollercoaster through teen emotions, so if you’re the type of person that rates a movie on how much it makes you ~feel~ this is right up your alley. The heartfelt storyline of Love, Simon is offset with light moments – snappy Vice Principal Worth and Simon’s bumbling yet supportive parents help to show that you sometimes need some adults to lean on when you’re a teen.
Love, Simon is in cinemas on March 29 – don’t miss it!