LOVE, SIMON (M)
THE INNER TURMOIL OF AVOIDING AN OUTING, US, 110 MIN While not a work that will change the world, Love,
Simon will indeed mean the world to any viewers living through the same trials, tribulations and unnecessarily solitary soul-searching as its teen protagonist. Simon (Nick Robinson) is moving into his final year of high school with the support of a loving family, the camaraderie of a close-knit posse of friends, and the constant worry of living with what he calls “one huge-ass secret”. Not a person in his life is aware that Simon is gay. Coming out is something Simon believes might be easier to deal with once he leaves his home town to attend college in another state. But, before the year is through, Simon will have to confront the possibility that any choice regarding the timing of his own outing may no longer be in his hands.