Film of the Day – Love, Simon

Love Simon

Greg Berlanti and Becky Albertalli reimagine the teen rom-com genre with 2018’s Love, Simon which tells the story of a closeted gay high-school student who must balance his family, social and academic lives all the while trying to avoid falling foul of a blackmailer who threatens to expose his secret to everyone he knows. Nick Robinson stars as the titular protagonist, Simon, and is joined by a young but talented cast including Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp and Jorge Lendeborg Jr. while more established stars such as Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel feature in smaller roles.

Simon Spiers is a closeted gay high-school student who becomes infatuated with a mystery pen-pal – claiming to be one of his classmates – whom he meets online. Simon, in between navigating an already complicated social life filled with all the teenage lust and drama which comes hand-in-hand with high-school, exchanges emails with his enigmatic peer, known only as “blue”. But Simon is discovered one day by one of his peers and finds himself blackmailed under the threat of being exposed to everyone he knows.

Love, Simon – Available as of Monday 6th of August on Sky Store.