Hey guys! Today is finally the day when I review the Love, Simon movie. I have been waiting to watch it since it was announced, and I finally got to watch it about a week ago. And it. Was. Awesome. Seriously, one of the best movies ever.
I’ve read Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda twice – hopefully another reread this year – and have loved it. The first time I read it, I gave it 4 out of 5 stars, but the second time I read it, I upped my rating to 5 out of 5. And this movie definitely gets a 5 out of 5 stars.
I also have a post on this blog that was basically all the thoughts I had while watching the movie. So if you want to read that, click here (it’ll open in a new tab).
This movie was the cutest and most heart-warming movies I’ve seen in a long time. It moved me to tears at multiple moments, and I loved every single moment. I didn’t know how funny this movie would be until I watched it. I’d seen the trailers and scenes leading up to the release, but I had no idea it was going to be THAT funny. Seriously, for 3/4 of the movie I was giggling stupidly to myself.
The friendship between Simon, Nick, Abby and Leah was SO GOOD. I love their little group and when I found out that some of the things that happened between them happened when they thought the camera was off, it made me love them even more. I mean, I didn’t like when they found out Simon was gay. I felt like they weren’t seeing how bad his side of the story was, but they did see their mistake when those two assholes made fun of him and Ethan.
Speaking of Ethan, he was a really great addition to the story. He isn’t in the book, so if you watched the movie first and want to read the book, don’t look out for him, but I really liked him in the movie. He gave a nice insight to Simon about what being publicly gay is like and how to deal with bullies and homophobic people.
Now, about Blue. I loved the way they portrayed Blue when he hadn’t been revealed yet. I was wondering how they were going to do it and they way they did was really cool. When Simon first suspected that Bram was blue, I was both “yes it’s him!” and “hang on too soon it’s only been half an hour”, because Bram never gets suspected in the book (that I can remember), and I thought Simon had already figured it out, but then the whole Halloween party thing happened, and then I understood.
I was actually surprised by how much Bram was an actual character in the movie. In the book he’s just the shy football player who Simon thinks is cute, but in the movie he’s talking and hosting parties (!) and just being generally loud. I suppose it’s because the movie makers wanted the viewers to have a more deep connection to Bram and be more surprised when he gets revealed as Blue. Whatever the case is, I liked how much Bram spoke, cause he’s pretty much adorable whenever he does.
And the ferris wheel scene, yes! That was pretty much the bet part of the movie, because Blue reveals himself and it’s so cute and I cried and I thought it was beautiful and THEY KISSED. *clears throat* sorry I got excited. But the ferris wheel scene was utterly amazing and precious. The lead up to the scene was also awesome because Simon’s just waiting there, going around and around on the ferris wheel for what seems like forever. I felt sorry for him, but I knew that Bram was going to come, so I didn’t feel sad. I also found it funny when Martin “reveals himself as Bram” and Simon just tells him that he’s not immediately.
That was something that was annoying in this movie: how many comedic lines they gave to Martin. If that dude hadn’t been awful to Simon, I would have liked him. He had so many funny lines that I knew I would’ve loved and laughed at if they were given to anyone else. And if it wasn’t Martin, I would’ve been sorry for him when he got shot down by Abby. But it had to be Martin, so I pretty much disliked his every move.
But anyway, overall this movie is 5/5 stars and one of the best movies I’ve watched this year. Please watch it and love it as much as I did. The movie also leaves a bit of an opening for a Leah on The Offbeat movie, which is nice. I don’t know if we’ll get it, but it’ll be nice if we did. And one very last thing to say about this movie: it was so heartwarming to see so many people’s lives change after watching this movie. People came out after seeing the movie and some other people stopped being so homophobic to their kids after seeing it, and I thought it was beautiful. Seriously, this movie changs lives.
So that is it for my Love, Simon movie review! I hope you enjoyed it and please leave your thoughts on the movie down in the comments below. Have a great day and I’ll see you soon, bye!
P.S. Did anyone else see Becky and Adam at the Halloween party?