Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review: Love, Simon

Chris’ Quick Thoughts Movie Review

Love, Simon

Rating: 10/10 (Excellent)
Recommendation: Blu-Ray It

This film does ask a very important question. Why do gays have to be the ones to come out? I’ll let you think on that for a minute.

Pros

The acting is phenomenal. Nick Robinson nails it out of the park as Simon. The story has solid pacing. It’s set for about 2 hours but it feels longer and fleshed out extremely well. The characters are all great and get enough screen time to really justify who they are and what their purpose is. The editing is great. The camera work is superb. And the biggest level of success is? How well gays are represented.

This is longer than how I want to write these reviews but some exceptions need to be made. In my opinion, I think this portrays what a gay man, kid, teen, may go through pretty well. No. Not every situation will be like this but there are certain questions and elements that are brought up that will really help someone who’s not ready to tell anyone about their self yet. Maybe this film will inspire them to come out. Maybe it won’t. But this movie should open the door for a new wave of films with gay characters, leads, and so on.

Cons

The family portion could’ve been talked about more. It focused on the friends side a little too much and also the parents were almost more than accepting that their child was gay and that doesn’t portray many families well. And some of the plot lines will feel a little forced.

Overall

Honestly, I could maybe sit here and try to find a few more flaws with this movie but I don’t think that’s necessary. The message of this film is powerful and it’s executed extremely well. Sure, it has a few weak moments but the good way outweighs the bad and this movie should be seen everyone! Okay, maybe not everyone but a majority would be nice.

Side note: If I’m wrong on anything I brought up about how the film handles gays, please tell me. The more I can learn, the better I can inform myself and those around me.

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