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(2018)

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Just as the film went into production, Nick Robinson's younger brother came out as gay.
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This was the first film produced by a major Hollywood studio to feature a gay teenage protagonist.
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Director Greg Berlanti revealed in an interview that there were clips of the "friend group" (Simon, Leah, Abby, and Nick) that were filmed without the actors' knowledge. In order to capture the authenticity of a group of friends beyond the confines of acting, the director would sometimes tell the actors to "cut" but have the cameras keep rolling. Many of these unscripted interactions of friends just being friends (including the dancing in the car scene) made the final cut.
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Kristen Bell, Neil Patrick Harris, Matt Bomer, Tyler Oakley, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, screenwriter Martin Gero, Benj Pasek, Andrew Rannells, Joey Graceffa, Scott Hoying and Superfruit's Mitch Grassi were so moved by the film that they bought out theaters in their hometowns so it would reach as many people as possible. Jennifer Garner, Greg Berlanti and Berlanti's husband Robbie Rogers were so proud of being part of the film that they also did the same thing.
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Jennifer Garner's "exhale" speech wasn't originally included in the film: there was just one 'parent scene', and a scene with the dad. When Jennifer became interested in the role of Emily, she asked director Greg Berlanti for a scene that has her connect with Simon, so they built it again and wrote what would become essentially the message of the movie.
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In Simon's bedroom, there is a copy of Becky Albertalli's (the author of "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda") second novel, "The Upside of Unrequited" on his bookshelf. "The Upside of Unrequieted" also takes place in the "Simon-verse" and revolves around Abby's cousins.
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The production code for the film was "Blue," which is the pseudonym of the person Simon E-mails.
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Although the movie is titled "Love, Simon," it was actually an adaptation of the book "Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda." The movie originally had the same name as the book, but it was too long to say, hence the name change.
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The words "hour to hour note to note" can be seen written on Simon's wall, which is a nod to the E-mail ("hourtohour.notetonote@gmail.com") Simon used in the book to talk to Blue. It was changed in the film to "frommywindow1@gmail.com."
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Singer Shawn Mendes was invited to audition for the role of Simon but was allegedly unable to do so, as he did not have enough time.
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Keiynan Lonsdale was inspired to publicly come out through his involvement in this film.
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If someone writes to Simon's email from the film (frommywindow1@gmail.com), the sender gets an automatic reply saying "Why are you emailing me when you could be eating Oreos? Love, Jacques".
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In the international trailer voice-over, Blue refers to Simon as Simon, not Jacques.
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It was confirmed by Becky Albertalli (author of "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda") that Alice Spier (Simon's older sister) is not present in the film.
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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.
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Temple Hill Entertainment, who produced the movie, is known for adapting other young adult novels such as The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and The Maze Runner (2014).
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Katherine Langford and Miles Heizer previously starred together in the Netflix Original series 13 Reasons Why (2017).
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Simon has a theatre program for "Hamilton" displayed in his bedroom next to the window.
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In Simon's bedroom there is an Elliott Smith poster which is a nod to Simon's favorite musician from the book, which he shares with Blue and later connects him with Blue.
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Director Greg Berlanti previously worked with Keiynan Lonsdale on The Flash (2014).
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Nick Robinson and Talitha Eliana Bateman previously worked together in the young adult film The 5th Wave (2016).
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This was the second project where director Greg Berlanti and Josh Duhamel worked together. They previously worked on Life as We Know It (2010).
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In the movie, Simon has a reaccuring dream about Daniel Radcliffe, who starred as Harry Potter in the "Harry Potter" franchise. On his wall, Simon has a Hufflepuff crest on it. Hufflepuff was one of the four houses in "Harry Potter."
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Love, Simon (2018) marks the second time major studio 20th Century Fox has made a film that showcases a sympathetic portrayal of a leading homosexual character coming to terms with his orientation and ending on a happy note. The first was Making Love (1982) in 1982.
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Logan Miller and Jennifer Garner previously appeared together in the movie Ghost of Girlfriends Past (2009).
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Originally, Blake Neely, the general composer for director Greg Berlanti's TV shows, was originally attached to score the film.
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Joshua Mikel and Logan Miller appeared on The Walking Dead (2010) together.
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Cameo 

Robbie Rogers: Director Greg Berlanti's real life husband briefly appears as the soccer coach.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The last cast member to be announced was Blue. Book fans spent months waiting to discover the actor who would be playing Simon's E-mail buddy. Throughout the whole of filming, no pictures were released of the actor.
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At one point in the film, Martin makes a joke to Abby that you would call a Black and a Jewish person "Blewish" (or, Blue-ish). This is essentially revealed to be Blue's identity in the end - he is indeed black and Jewish.
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Foreshadowing: At the start of the film Nick talks about a dream he had where he had to choose between red and blue. Abby responds that he is a cross between Cristiano Ronaldo and Sigmund Freud. Of the two people Nick asks out in the film, Leah is at this point wearing blue, and Abby is wearing red. At the Halloween party, the two people who go on to ask Abby out are Nick, who is dressed as Ronaldo, and Martin, who is dressed as Freud.
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There is a scene in the film which hints that Simon's best friend Leah (Katherine Langford) may have some undisclosed feelings for Abby (Alexandra Shipp). This is further explored in "Leah on the Offbeat", the sequel to the first book, although it isn't known if that story will ever be turned into a movie.
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