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Love, Simon (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 March 2018 (USA)
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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.

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Greg Berlanti

Writers:

Becky Albertalli (based upon the novel "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda" by), Elizabeth Berger (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Robinson ... Simon
Jennifer Garner ... Emily
Josh Duhamel ... Jack
Katherine Langford ... Leah
Alexandra Shipp ... Abby
Logan Miller ... Martin
Keiynan Lonsdale ... Bram
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Nick
Talitha Eliana Bateman ... Nora (as Talitha Bateman)
Tony Hale ... Mr. Worth
Natasha Rothwell ... Ms. Albright
Miles Heizer ... Cal
Joey Pollari ... Lyle
Clark Moore ... Ethan
Drew Starkey ... Garrett
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Storyline

A young coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy, Simon Spier, goes through a different kind of Romeo and Juliet story. Simon has a love connection with a boy, Blue, by email, but the only problem is that Simon has no idea who he's talking to. Simon must discover who that boy is--who Blue is. Along the way, he tries to find himself as well. Written by Paul

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He's done keeping his story straight. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual references, language and teen partying | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was the first film produced by a major Hollywood studio to feature a gay teenage protagonist. See more »

Goofs

When Garrett originally announces the Halloween party at Bram's, he tells people that it's on Friday night. However, when Simon later invites Martin to the same party, he tells him it's on Saturday. See more »

Quotes

Nick: Hey, are you into Abby?
Simon: Me? No. No. I mean, she's great. She's cute, but she's just not really my type. And not because she's black. I love black women. Not, like, y'know, I have a thing for black women. I, I just... I just I love all women.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, on the right side of the screen, it reads "#gtfo". This is an internet initialism for "get the fuck out." It is, in effect, telling audience members to leave the theater. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the theatrical release in India, while the censor board themselves outright deny this; a majority of cinemas around the country pulled the film from cinemas after reports broke that the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) had banned the film. This was completely denied by the board who in fact revealed that the film had in fact been passed with an 'A' rating (for adults aged 18+ only) with two censorship cuts. What was cut from the film has not as of yet been revealed.The See more »


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Written by Gordon Gano
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Loved...the second half of the film
26 March 2018 | by 2001ASOfanSee all my reviews

Wow...this was such a mixed experience for me. I frankly hated (no joke) roughly the first third to half of "Love, Simon," but, when more depth and consequences of actions are portrayed in the second half of the film I became engaged and loved it, up to and including the ending, which is as sweet and touching a conclusion as you hope for in a rom-com. I realize this is meant to be an homage to 80's teen films, so I tried to forgive the too-pat, flat, one-dimensional stereotypical characters frenetically surrounding the more grounded Simon (and there are far too many of them for you to have time to remember or care about), but the snarky, too-cool, and "clever" dialogue really got to me, and the film lost me for that first period. But then the consequences of Simon's selfish and, well, ultimately cruel actions toward his loving friends and family kicked in, and the resulting scenes swept me up and delivered me nicely to that sweet ending. I would likely watch this again, but with the awareness that I'd be enduring the first half (the equivalent of fingernails screeching on a blackboard) because it builds to a very satisfying second-half and conclusion. Worth viewing, but not the film I'd hoped it would be when I saw the clever and fun trailers for months prior to opening.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | French

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,756,244, 18 March 2018

Gross USA:

$40,826,341

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,316,289
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2.39 : 1
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