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.
Love, Simon (2018) 1080p YIFY Movie
Love, Simon (2018) 1080p
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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The Synopsis for Love, Simon (2018) 1080p
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.
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The Reviews for Love, Simon (2018) 1080p
Loved...the second half of the filmReviewed by2001ASOfanVote: 7/10
'Love, Simon' may be an enjoyable coming-of-age film, but it misses the mark of being a great film due to the fact that it is too simple and uninspired. The characters felt cheaply written, with no real depth, and the protagonist was not as likable as one should be in this genre. The plot itself was rather predictable and had one of the most unrealistic endings that came off as ridiculous. The movies attempt to normalise the gay community and portray them as no different to the straight community, yet undermines itself by constantly stereotyping the LGBTQI community, again and again, ultimately contradicting the key message trying to be shown. I also find it rather misleading to portray a coming out narrative as so blasé and nonchalant, when for many individuals, this is certainly not the case. However, all of this is not too say this is a bad film. Many critics and people have expressed all the great things about this film, so I decided to focus more on the negatives. But, there are certainly good things worthy of mention. It has a great cast, with Nick Robinson, Alexandra Shipp and Jennifer Garner being the highlights in the film. The humor in it is fine, with many laugh-out-loud moments but not many of them are memorable (excluding a hilarious and cringe-worthy reference to Grindr). This film certainly attempts to appeal to the millennial generation, with it's many references to pop-culture such as Hamilton, Buzzfeed and Trump references; and it certainly succeeds to a certain extent; the audience will be able to relate to the society it reflects. However, the film ultimately lacks to create a relatable narrative; but rather an unrealistic and misleading one.
Here are my thoughts about Love, Simon:
First, it was definitely the best movie adaptation of a book I've ever seen. Hands down. It was also an extremely authentic story to begin with, and it translated so well as a movie.
Second, I wish this movie had been around when I was younger. The message of love and acceptance was so powerful, and the way Simon and his friends were portrayed was amazing. Kudos to the actors. The whole theater was cheering, laughing, and crying with them.
Representation matters. Our kids need to see themselves on screen in movies like this.