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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Simon
... Emily
... Jack
... Leah
... Abby
... Martin
... Bram
... Nick
... Nora (as Talitha Bateman)
... Mr. Worth
... Ms. Albright
... Cal
... Lyle
... Ethan
... 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 »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$40,826,341

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$64,604,035, 8 July 2018
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Trivia

Simon has a theatre program for "Hamilton" displayed in his bedroom next to the window. See more »

Goofs

"Blue"'s e-mail address changes throughout the film. In some scenes, it's "Blugreen118" and in others, "Bluegreen118". See more »

Quotes

Simon: Did you know?
Emily: I knew you had a secret. When you were little, you were so carefree. But these last few years, more and more, it almost like I can feel you holding your breath. I wanted to ask you about it, but I didn't wan to pry. Maybe I made a mistake.
Simon: No. No, mom, you didn't make a mistake.
Emily: Being gay is your thing. There are parts of it you have to go through alone. I hate that. As soon as you came out, you said, "Mom, I'm still me." I need you to hear this: You are still you, Simon. You are ...
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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 »

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References Signs (2002) See more »

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Shine a Light
Written by Stephen Kozmeniuk and Banners (as Michael Joseph Nelson)
Performed by Banners
Courtesy of Island Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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I didn't want to go.
16 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

I was afraid this would be so sticky sweet I'd end up in a sugar coma. I was pleased to be completely wrong. I identified with Simon (even though I finished high school in '84). The fear of losing your family and friends makes the secret you carry that much more of a burden. This movie helps us all find peace in ourselves and teach us to celebrate our unique traits. Put this down as a feel good classic that will endure. I'm happy I went.


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