First things first: I’ve never read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I went into this movie with no expectations and no idea of what was going to happen. All I knew was that the main character was gay, and it was about his journey to deal with that.
I expected to like it, honestly. I expected to enjoy myself and have a good time. I didn’t expect it to be so funny. I laughed a lot more than I thought I would, and while the plot was kind of predictable, some of it came out of nowhere.
In three words, Love, Simon was cute, heartwarming, and hilarious.
It’s about a teenager named Simon who falls in love with another boy online through the emails they share. Nobody knows Simon is gay, not even his friends. So when someone threatens to expose Simon and Blue – the guy he emails every day -, Simon will do anything to keep their secret.
This is my brief review of Love, Simon using my three-category, five-point system.
Enjoyment – 5
As I’ve already said, the movie is really funny. There were a lot of jokes that I, as a teenager myself, understood and therefore could find humour in. But the movie was also very relatable to any person who fears the judgment of the world. I cannot speak for those who relate to Simon directly, but as a human being, we are naturally weary of what our friends and family think. So, I could feel Simon’s journey throughout the course of this movie, and I was actually quite surprised to find myself near tears a few times.
You can bet this is gonna be on my Nostalgic Rom-Com list.
Quality – 4.5
Everything was great. The plot flowed smoothly and as with any movie with minimal CGI, it was perfectly fine. But I did feel like some of the lines could have been delivered better, or perhaps the wording of those lines could have been perfected slightly.
Still. It was great. I loved it.
General – 4.75
That movie was awesome. My friend and I were giggling like schoolgirls the entire time, and she wouldn’t stop raving about it until we parted ways. In a nutshell, I loved it. I thought the friendships were real and realistic, and I was glad to see that they didn’t make Simon’s life utterly miserable. It was a great way of showing his individuality because everything else about him was mundane.
So, yeah. This review is exceptionally short. I don’t have too many thoughts about this movie. It was good. Lighthearted. Really touching.
I’ll be back soon with a review of Tomb Raider.