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Love, Simon (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 March 2018 (USA)
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Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

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Greg Berlanti

Writers:

Elizabeth Berger (screenplay by), Isaac Aptaker (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nick Robinson ... Simon
Jennifer Garner ... Emily
Josh Duhamel ... Jack
Katherine Langford ... Leah
Alexandra Shipp ... Abby
Logan Miller ... Martin
Keiynan Lonsdale ... Bram
Jorge Lendeborg Jr. ... Nick
Talitha Eliana Bateman ... Nora (as Talitha Bateman)
Tony Hale ... Mr. Worth
Natasha Rothwell ... Ms. Albright
Miles Heizer ... Cal
Joey Pollari ... Lyle
Clark Moore ... Ethan
Drew Starkey ... Garrett
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Storyline

A young coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy, Simon Spier, goes through a different kind of Romeo and Juliet story. Simon has a love connection with a boy, Blue, by email, but the only problem is that Simon has no idea who he's talking to. Simon must discover who that boy is--who Blue is. Along the way, he tries to find himself as well. Written by Paul

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Love honestly. Love fearlessly. Love completely. Love, Simon. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual references, language and teen partying | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,756,244, 18 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,826,341

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,228,699, 14 August 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This was the second project where director Greg Berlanti and Josh Duhamel worked together. They previously worked on Life as We Know It (2010). See more »

Goofs

When Garrett originally announces the Halloween party at Bram's, he tells people that it's on Friday night. However, when Simon later invites Martin to the same party, he tells him it's on Saturday. See more »

Quotes

Simon: Dear students of Creekwood High. As anyone with a half decent data plan already knows, a recent post on this very website declared that I was gay. The delivery left something to be desired, but the message is true. I am... gay. For a long time, I was killing myself to hide that fact. I had all these reasons, it was unfair that only gay people had to come out, I was sick of change, but the truth is, I was just scared. First, I thought it was just a gay thing but then I realised that no matter ...
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, on the right side of the screen, it reads "#gtfo". This is an internet initialism for "get the fuck out." It is, in effect, telling audience members to leave the theater. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the theatrical release in India, while the censor board themselves outright deny this; a majority of cinemas around the country pulled the film from cinemas after reports broke that the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) had banned the film. This was completely denied by the board who in fact revealed that the film had in fact been passed with an 'A' rating (for adults aged 18+ only) with two censorship cuts. What was cut from the film has not as of yet been revealed.The See more »

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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Wings
Written by Nini Fabi and Ben Gebert
Performed by Haerts
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Amazing Adaptation
18 March 2018 | by amanda-552See all my reviews

Here are my thoughts about Love, Simon:

First, it was definitely the best movie adaptation of a book I've ever seen. Hands down. It was also an extremely authentic story to begin with, and it translated so well as a movie.

Second, I wish this movie had been around when I was younger. The message of love and acceptance was so powerful, and the way Simon and his friends were portrayed was amazing. Kudos to the actors. The whole theater was cheering, laughing, and crying with them.

Representation matters. Our kids need to see themselves on screen in movies like this.


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