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Love, Simon (2018)

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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:

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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Taglines:

Dear Moviegoers, Please form a line at concessions. It doesn't have to be straight. Love, Simon 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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

It was confirmed by Becky Albertalli (author of "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda") that Simon only wears glasses in flashbacks, compared to the book where he always wears glasses. 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

Simon: [after a fantasy] Yeah, maybe not that gay.
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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 »

Connections

References Bob's Burgers (2011) See more »

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Written by Meghan Trainor (as Meghan Elizabeth Trainor), Jacob Kasher (as Jacob Hindlin) and Ricky Reed (as Eric Frederic)
Performed by Meghan Trainor
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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I left the theater with a full heart
10 March 2018 | by Will BowerSee all my reviews

I didn't think I would, but - I loved it.

The first 15 minutes or so, I cringed a few times, thinking it was going to be too clever, too cute, and too precious for its own good.

But even my cynical, hard-hearted self soon melted with the realization that the intelligence, depth, and charm were all legitimate and sincere.

I left the theater with a full heart and am confident "Love, Simon" will remain with me as one of my favorites of this new film year.


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