Jenn Rohm Reviews "Love, Simon"
Based on the novel “Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, “Love, Simon” is a tale of high school romance in a different way while discovering who you are and how much of that self you let the world see. Nick Robinson plays the title character, starting his senior year with a great family, great friends, and a great life. He does harbor a secret that conflicts him, as he is gay and has not come out to any of the people in his life yet. After he reads a post on the school’s social media site from “Blue,” another student going through the same struggle, they start corresponding electronically as they come to grips with their true selves.
Nick Robinson as Simon has some strong moments in the film with his on-screen parents played by Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel, and Natasha Rothwell gets to have a few moments that made me wish teachers really could tell it like it is in the classroom. This may be a tale we have seen over and over with a few changes here and there, but that is not to say it was a bad movie. I did enjoy it; there is just nothing new, so that makes this a good movie for date night.