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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

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Elizabeth Berger (screenplay by), Isaac Aptaker (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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,756,244, 18 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,826,341

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,228,699, 14 August 2018
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

On Simon's bedroom door, there's a poster for the 2007 of Montreal album, "Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?"; an album about a transgender rock star. of Montreal are known for their flamboyant stage personas and frontman, Kevin Barnes, has always been misconstrued as bisexual, but that band are advocates for LGBTQ+ rights. See more »

Goofs

When Simon eats with his family, Simon's phone says that it's 3:20, yet when he goes outside to read Blue's email a moment later in the patio, it's pitch black dark. 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

The home video release features two deleted scenes: In the first, Abby talks to Simon about her interest in Nick, but Simon concocts a story about Nick having cheated on his previous girlfriend. In the second, Nick takes Simon to a gay bar to help him come to terms with his identity where the two are eventually kicked out for being underage. When Simon returns home he's confronted by his parents for disappearing for so long. See more »

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References Pokémon (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Strawberries & Cigarettes
Written by Jack Antonoff, Troye Sivan and Alex Hope
Performed by Troye Sivan
Produced by Jack Antonoff
Courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty Ltd./Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Cute but... cheesy?
29 May 2018 | by roxana-ehsaniSee all my reviews

As a lover of LGBT movies on someone who has experience the coming out process, I felt this movie was way too far fetched and slightly cringey. The ending was so unbelievable unrealistic and out there what I was hard pressed to keep watching. Especially having read the book and how smoothly the events unfolded in the written version, I feel like the film adaptation was not entirely believable, and mostly just cheesy.

That being said, I would still recommend people watch it as some might enjoy it. The protagonist was charming and cute as hell, and the whole thing was pretty uplifting.


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