The film certainly has a pedigree that suggests it will find its audience. Movies that integrate those stories are ones worth anticipating with relish. Love, Simon feels like a film responding to an entirely different culture, like one in which gay marriage was never legalized. Plenty of gay kids are supported by those around them, but how many are applauded and rooted on by the school en masse, as Simon is, as they seek love? That decision both acknowledged that equality for gays had won the day and opened the door for far more interesting and challenging fights, ones the next generation will lead.
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By Daniel D'Addario March 8, But those kids who were met with support when they came out are probably too sophisticated for Love, Simon —so much so that its vision of how good it feels for a masculine, traditionally attractive bro to receive encouragement might not resonate at all. Nick Robinson stars as Simon, a teenage with a lot on his mind. The former relentlessly teased its lone queer office drone; the latter, a liberal-minded comedy, paused the action for a lengthy sequence of mean gay jokes. A milestone that feels overdue—the first mainstream teen comedy foregrounding a gay character—may have been outpaced by real life. But those films are all squarely aimed at adults. The film certainly has a pedigree that suggests it will find its audience.
Plenty of gay kids are supported by those around them, but how many are applauded and rooted on by the school en masse, as Simon is, as they seek love? Nick Robinson stars as Simon, a teenage with a lot on his mind. Contact us at editors time. Love, Simon is a corrective to that, presenting a universe in which being gay is, finally, O. But neither he nor his email pen pal are out, and both struggle to articulate what seems to Simon—in spite of endless social advantages and a nurturing, liberal-minded family—impossible to say out loud.