The perfect movie for this year’s pride month.
It’s the story of a young adult that keeps living in the shadows of his secret. Today, being homosexual is common but let us not forget how much courage it takes for someone to declare his sexual orientation. Specially when many LGBTQ+ communities are getting attacked by both society and authority in so many countries. Teenagers have many mixed feelings and are always thinking about future consequences that are not always optimistic. They keep feeling left out or marginalized, many thoughts will go through their heads: “what if my parents got mad? What would my friends do if they found out? how would my exes react after this? Everyone at school will start mocking me…” The fear of losing your family and friends makes the secret you carry that much more of a burden.
Being gay or lesbian or anything else is not something to be ashamed of anymore. It is hard to declare it and we all know why. Saying you are gay does not change who you are. You are still the same person you were before telling your parents or friends you liked men. You should always remember that if your friends stopped talking to you because of something like your sexual orientation then they are and were never really your friends. Be who you want to be and do what makes you happy. It is your life no matter what your family or friends think. No matter what happens, it will be alright.
I’ve never read the book this movie is based on so my review will only be about the making of the movie itself. The characters are all well-thought out and the story is very funny, interesting, and emotional. I personally love many of the actors: Jennifer Garner is stunning as always. Katherine Langford is the new young revelation of “13 reasons why”. Nick Robinson was the perfect choice for Simon.
All i can say is that it’s a fun, refreshing, funny and simple movie. You could just enjoy watching it at any time of the day with anyone and you wouldn’t be bored. You could even watch it multiple times and still enjoy that light humor and remember those high school days.
little fun crazy fact out of nowhere: At the end of the closing credits, on the right side of the screen, it reads “#gtfo”. This is an internet initialism for “get the fuck out.” It is, in effect, telling audience members to leave the theater. I personally think this is very cool! but whatever… who cares what i think.
Metascore: 72/100 (good)