Hello my name is Cricket and I am a slacker. Actually I am absent minded and a busy gal, so hence the lateness to my posts this month. I will get back on track; I will get back on track…did that method of writing things one hundred times really ever work? Oh well, onward through the fog.
I am currently in the middle of a book and will be posting that review soon, but I wanted to post another review, one for a movie. Setting aside the connection I have with the creative crew on this movie, I would and do still love, Love, Simon. If you have any interest in rom com, or enjoy movies such as The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire, 10 Things I Hate About You or feel good teen flicks in general you have to go out and see this one.
Love, Simon (released March 16th) is a new teen rom com set up for today’s world. It draws you in with the age old crisis of teenagers trying to find their place in their world, discovering themselves and searching for acceptance with their peers, their family and life in general, all while trying to fall in love. It makes the viewer, laugh, cry, sympathize and come to understand that love includes everyone, regardless of race, gender or religion. Everyone deserves to love and be loved.
Simon’s life is not unlike any other teenager of today. He has his close friends and their issues; he has his family and their issues, school and the issues of extra circulars, classes and graduation, it is all relate-able on a multitude of levels. On top of this, he and his peers are forever immersed in social media; imagine that. It takes us through the months of his senior year and how he is going to reveal his secret and find the person he relates to and eventually loves, all while trying to maintain what he thinks he has to portray himself as and help his friends.
The acting was wonderfully funny and I found myself laughing right out loud, as well as hearing others. I cried with characters and I cringed with others. It definitely had the “feels” happening. The scenes were characteristic of any average town and average school and they even managed to throw in a nice “colorful” number that had me smiling from ear to ear. I left the theater talking about the movie with everyone I went with and some that had returned for a second viewing. I have no doubt this movie is going to become one of those cult classic in the likes of Ferris Bueller or How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
Love, Simon will be added to my “Tops” list in the way of rom com movies and I have no doubt I will be seeing it over and over again. Let me know what you think.