Love, Simon

Movie review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Affecting, lovable romcom about gay teen has a little edge.

PG-13 2018 109 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 37 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 174 reviews

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age 12+

Best Movie

First, I would like to thank you for creating and releasing this amazing film. I have not heard of this film or the book series until I first watched the film on July 27, 2018. This film came “out” March 16, 2018. Ever since then I have been a fan of the Simonverse. This is the first film and romantic-comedy drama released by a major studio-20th Century Fox (Now 20th Century Studios after purchase by Disney) with a gay lead. This is the best romantic-comedy drama film I have ever seen and I have seen 100s. Great story, great music, great characters, great actors, great attention to detail, and overall great production. Everyone involved in Love, Simon has shown how amazing they get their job done. I will be enjoying Love, Simon and other Simonverse projects for the rest of my life. Including Love, Victor on Hulu which has been renewed for a second season. Everyone needs to watch this amazing film, so they can understand what other people have to go through to get their love story. Everyone deserves a great love story. This film and the tv show are based off the book by Becky Albertalli, “Simon Vs. the Homo sapiens Agenda”. The book is a great read and I cannot wait to read all of her other books she has written. This world needs to be more inclusive no matter what we believe in spiritually.

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age 14+

Good but not my favorite

This was a good movie with cool characters but a lot of sex talk and teen drinking with no consequences not my fav movie not for little kids

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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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