If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably spent the last few weeks watching everything you could about Love, Simon, the upcoming teen romantic comedy that’s set to take Hollywood by storm when it hits theaters February 15. The movie, based on the bestselling YA novel of the same name by Becky Alberoni, follows the story of a high schooler named Simon who struggles to come to terms with his sexuality. After Simon’s parents find out about his crush on a classmate, they enroll him in an anonymous one-on-one counseling program. But when Simon’s counselor turns out to be none other than his crush himself, Simon must face his feelings head on and learn how to communicate with his crush without his parents getting involved.
If that all sounds a little familiar, that’s because the movie version has been ripped straight from the pages of the book. The only difference is that the movie version has been given the green-light by Disney, with a new trailer just dropping a few weeks before it hits theaters. But do you really need to know anything about Love, Simon before watching the trailer? Or can you just sit back and enjoy the show?
Simon is gay
Simon is gay. He’s been struggling to come out of the closet and decide on whether or not he wants to in order to protect himself from his parents’ disapproval.
He has a crush on someone at school
The trailer for the movie is packed with a ton of heart-wrenching moments, and one of the most memorable for us has to be when Simon first realizes he has a crush on someone at school. In the scene, Simon drops his lunch tray in surprise and then runs into the bathroom to cry–a scene that’s been made all too familiar in films like Boy Meets World. But not everything is going to go as smoothly as you might hope. There will be some bumps along the way (no pun intended), but the film still manages to have an optimistic ending that’s sure to make you feel good about love.
In addition to its romantic elements, Love, Simon also tackles important topics such as coming out and familial acceptance of people who are different.
He goes to an anonymous one-on-one program
One of the most important things to know about Love, Simon before watching the trailer is that it’s an anonymous counseling program. In the book, Simon attends a classroom-style program with other teens. The movie adaptation will follow suit, with Simon attending a one-on-one program just for him and his counselor in college.
In addition to being anonymous, this counseling program helps build Simon’s self-esteem so he can have healthy relationships in the future. But this also means that there’s not going to be much time for romance development between Simon and his counselor.
The important thing to remember is that there are going to be some big changes when you watch the movie in theaters come Valentine’s Day weekend!
Simon’s parents find out about his crush and enroll him in an anonymous one-on-one program
Well, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. In fact, the trailer seems to show some of the struggles Simon faces with his sexuality, as well as some of the obstacles he has to work through on his way to love. The main takeaway from this scene is that Simon’s parents are really supportive of him and they know how important it is for him to have this outlet. His parents know that coming out can be difficult, so they take a proactive approach in order to make sure their son has the support he needs.
The movie hits theaters February 15, and you can watch it now
Well, if you’re anything like us, we recommend you start by watching the trailer.
The movie was originally going to be released in 2018 and then was pushed back to February 15th. There is some new footage that has been added to the trailer, but overall, it’s pretty much the same as what will be seen in theaters when it hits theaters on Valentine’s Day.
Love, Simon release date: Everything you need to know
According to the official release date, Love, Simon will be in theaters on February 15. That’s all the info you need to know before watching the trailer below.
The movie is based on a novel of the same name by Becky Alberoni. It follows the story of a high schooler named Simon who struggles to come to terms with his sexuality despite coming out over summer break and finding himself “in love” with his classmate Nick. But when Simon’s parents find out about his crush, they enroll him in an anonymous one-on-one counseling program, which turns out to be none other than his crush himself. The only difference is that the movie version has been given the green-light by Disney, with a new trailer just dropping a few weeks before it hits theaters.
Is Love, Simon worth watching?
Both the book and movie are available on Amazon, so it’s possible to read or watch Love, Simon without having to spend money. It’s a good idea to get your hands on this one-of-a-kind teen romantic comedy before watching the trailer for when you really want to know what’s going on in the film.
If you’re itching for more about the story, we suggest checking out the book first and reading up on its pages before watching the trailer.
Final Words: Should you watch Love, Simon?
The answer is kind of yes. And no. It’s totally up to you! If you didn’t read the book, or haven’t seen the movie trailer, you might want to check it out before seeing the film. But if you loved the book and just can’t wait to see what the movie has in store for us, then by all means, go ahead and watch it. Either way, we have a feeling that Love, Simon will be a hit!
If you’re anything like us, we’re sure that there’s not a single person in your life that hasn’t recommended Love, Simon to you at least once by now.
We’ve been hearing about this movie since pre-production began back in October 2016 and its official release date was announced last month with a brand new trailer released just last week – which is still going on repeat. So far the reviews seem pretty good – so we’re looking forward to seeing it ourselves soon!
Love in Simon Trailer