Where do I start.....
Gosh, when I went to watch Love, Simon a few weeks ago (sneak peek screening a week before release), I never thought it would rock my world. It's brilliantly written and masterfully directed. This movie has all the feels. You'll get happy, angry, heartbroken, feel loved, laugh, and cry (many times). Everyone will be able to relate to this movie in some way. Whether it's with Simon, his friends, the bullies, or the teachers at school, you will connect with this movie.
If you're a gay teen, this movie will be the last puzzle piece that shows you that it's ok to be yourself and that there's absolutely nothing wrong with you. If you're like me and you just turned 40, you'll be reverted back to high school and see yourself in Simon's position once again. You'll feel the fear of being exposed, the misunderstanding of yourself and how you fit into life as a gay person. And if you're a friend or parent of a gay person, this will give you a glimpse into our plight and the things we had to go through and what we feared the most. If you're a bully or someone who has every teased a gay person, hopefully this movie will enlighten you and provide you with some empathy.
Being gay is not a choice, but not watching this movie is. Just watch it. You'll be happy you did.