Love, Simon #MondayBlogs #FilmReview

Hello all!

Hope you are well!

It’s been a lovely weekend away with the family, (actually, we will be heading back when you read this!)

One of the things we did was visit a fantastic boutique cinema in Canary Wharf – Everyman Cinema. That was an experience!

Fantastic sofas and food and drink delivered to your seat!

We were toying with the theatre, or a film and the kids much preferred the idea of a movie, so we looked around for a cinema close by to where we were staying.

Hubby Dearest found this place and it looked rather swish. Now to decide on a film.

There was limited choice for a ten and twelve-year-old, but we narrowed it down to Isle of Dogs, which His Geoffleship had reviewed a few days previously, having been to see it at a dog-friendly screening (how cool!) and a film I’d not heard of called Love, Simon.

It was a coming of age film about a teenage high schooler who was hiding his true sexuality from his family and friends, and his journey to coming out, in a way he hadn’t intended.

The tagline “Everyone deserves a great love story” reeled me in, and I was surprised that both kids were interested in watching it too! Hubby Dearest took a little convincing but it was decided.

And so the tickets were booked….

And we had a most excellent time! The decor was wonderful, the seats so cosy! The nibbles were delicious, and the Eye Candy cocktail rather yummy!

And the film?

Well, I have to say it was a great movie!

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Considering homosexuality and most things LGBTQ are now accepted in the modern world, (yes I know there are corners still with their heads in the sand and there will always be people who won’t accept it, but the majority are more of a live and let live nature, I think) it was about time to get a mainstream film out there about the coming out of a young guy, and this one was funny and romantic too.

I think all situations were handled pretty sensitively, and to be honest, it was more about the total screw up Simon made, handling the prospect of his coming out, messing up friendships and prospective relationships along the way, and assuming he knew who else was closet gay too!

All four of us enjoyed the movie, and as a 12A cert, it was our decision as parents to accompany an under 12-year-old in the theatre. Yes, there were a couple of choice profanities in there, and some humour which went over her head, but all in all, I had no qualms about allowing her to watch it.

In fact, the subject matter brings about all manner of interesting conversations with the kids! And that would be a whole other post!

So, yes, I definitely recommend it!

31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. KL Caley
    Apr 10, 2018 @ 09:11:20

    Great Post – I love your little cartoon images Ritu – are they hard to make? KL ❤

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  2. Claire Saul (PainPalsBlog)
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 19:22:29

    My girl went to see it over the weekend too, and I hadn’t heard of it either! She and her friends really enjoyed it, and having had her eldest brother come out and now having a steady boyfriend, she thought it was well done…..not sure if he has seen it, I will have to find out what he thinks! Good for the kids to see x

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  3. Erika Kind
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 19:11:37

    It is cool that the kids wanted to see the movie. I like the message.

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  4. OIKOS™-Redaktion
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 18:57:01

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  5. Aimer Boyz
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 15:05:45

    Love, Simon is getting a lot of good press. Glad you and your family liked the movie 🙂

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  6. syl65
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 13:07:51

    Thanks for the review Sister!

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  7. TanGental
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 09:44:33

    Thanks for selling critiquing credentials!

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  8. willowdot21
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 07:55:29

    Sounds like the weekend turned out to excellent. The Cinema sounds fantastic and the film appeals to me too. Welcome home Ritu enjoy this week before you go back to school.💜

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  9. NJ
    Apr 09, 2018 @ 05:27:37

    I saw the trailer and interview of the actor on Jimmy Kimmel’s show 🙂 I found it quite fascinating 🙂 I will surely watch this movie 🙂 I think you should also try watching Call me by your name 🙂 which is on same lines but with different take 🙂

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