“Love, Simon”, directed by Greg Berlanti, is an adaption of Becky Albertalli’s novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.” In short, the premise for the film and novel rallies around a closeted gay high school boy who searches for love, and specifically finds another male at his school through the internet who hasn’t come out yet. And of course, he faces multiple obstacles and challenges, even dealing with issues of blackmail and bullying.
Simon Spier (Nick Robinson), the closeted male has trouble with understanding his own emotions. One of the best parts of the film was how Robinson played Simon. He showed the complexity and depth to the character, specifically when he hid who he was from his friends and his parents and then dealt with it once it was publicly announced. He also touches on how his family would be accepting, but the coming out is still hard.