Director: Greg Berlanti
Producers: Marty Bowen, Wyck Godfrey, Isaac Klausner
Cast: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Jennifer Garner
U.S., 2018, 109 min., English with Hebrew subtitles
Courtesy of Forum Film
National premiere for the captivating romantic comedy by Greg Berlanti, based on the successful novel by Becky Albertalli, Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Everyone deserves a big love story, but for 17-year-old Simon, things are pretty complicated in that respect: he has yet to tell his family or friends that he is gay, and is not 100% sure of the identity of the class mate he has fallen for online. The solution to both problems is funny, scary, and life-changing.
Love, Simon is an entertaining, touching coming-of-age story filled with self-discovery and falling in love. Audiences should pay particular attention to the brilliant young cast: Nick Robinson (Jurassic World), Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse), Keyinan Lonsdale (The Flash) and Miles Heizer (13 Reasons Why). The more famous older cast members – Josh Duhamel (Transformers), Tony Hale (Veep), and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Garner – likewise deliver excellent performances.