The Guardian is wrong to deem Love, Simon (2018) “perky, clean-cut and unashamedly accessible.” It is also imbued with fearless originality, infectious idealism and the right dose of cheesy. The Greg Berlanti-directed teen roomcom is a necessary production that shines a light on the awkwardness, shame, fear, unexpected support and ultimate relief that defines the coming out process. Nick Robinson is a young Jacob Tremblay in the making. Or old? You get it: that name won’t go away anytime soon.
This sweet (teen romcom) production would have made many gay men who took bullets as youngsters proud.