Starring: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., Miles Heizer, Keiynan Lonsdale, Logan Miller, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Tony Hale
Story: Comedy drama directed by Greg Berlanti which centers on 17-year-old Simon Spier (Nick Robinson), a high school student who hasn’t told his family or friends that he’s gay, and he doesn’t know the identity of the anonymous classmate that he’s fallen for online. When Simon Spier’s emails to his secret pen pal, Blue, fall into the wrong hands, he is forced to play wingman to his blackmailer.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Simon Spier: [voice over] My name’s Simon, for the most part my life is totally normal. I have a family that I actually like, and there’s my friends, we do everything friends do. We drink way too much iced coffee or gorging on carbs. So, I’m just like you, except I have one huge-ass secret, nobody knows I’m gay.
Simon Spier: [voice over] My name’s Simon and I’m just like you, except I have one huge-ass secret. Nobody knows I’m gay. Sometimes I feel like I’m stuck on a ferris wheel. One minute I’m on top of the world, then the next I’m at rock-bottom. I’ve been thinking about why I haven’t come out yet. Maybe part of me wants to hold onto who’ve I’ve always been, just a little longer. No matter what who you are to the world is pretty terrifying because what if the world doesn’t like you? P.S. It doesn’t seem fair that only gay people have to come out. Why is straight the default?
Leah Burke: Do you ever feel weird?
Simon Spier: Weird?
Leah Burke: Sometimes I feel like I’m always on the outside, there’s this invisible line that I have to cross to really be a part of everything and I just can’t ever cross it.
Simon Spier: Me too.
Leah Burke: Sometimes I think I’m destined to care so much about one person it nearly kills me.
Simon Spier: Me too.
Emily Spier: Hey, you guys. How was the party?
Leah Burke: It was really fun.
Simon Spier: Aces.
Mr. Worth: You know there’s no texting in halls, dude. Come on, I can’t have all my students tendering up, that’s my department.
Simon Spier: Right.
[referring to Simon]
Jack Spier: He’s wearing a woman’s sweater and he’s drunk.
Emily Spier: Well, he didn’t drive drunk and he’s home before curfew, so.
Jack Spier: That’s what I thought we know. We’re good parents, right?
Emily Spier: Yeah, we’re good parents.
[to a boy he’s got a crush on, who’s using a leaf blower whilst working]
Simon Spier: Hey! I like your, your boots!
[the boy indicates he can’t hear Simon]
Simon Spier: I said I like your boots!
[the boy turns back to his work and ignores him]
Simon Spier: Bye!
[feeling embarrassed, Simon gets into his car and slams his head on his steering wheel]
Abby Suso: Have you seen the new post about the closet gay kid at school?
Simon Spier: What?
Abby Suso: Who do you think it is?
Simon Spier: Can I call you back?
[he checks the post and see’s it’s someone named Blue]
[sending a message to Blue]
Simon Spier: Dear, Blue, I’m just like you.
[after sending the message]
Simon Spier: This was a mistake.
[corresponding with Blue]
Blue: Dear Simon, it’s nice to know there’s another guy at school with the same secret. When did you first realize?
Simon Spier: Dear Blue, It was a bunch of little things, like my first girlfriend.
[we see Simon in flashback dancing with girlfriend]
Jackie: I think I’m falling in love with you.
Simon Spier: Wow. Thank you. I’ll be right back.
[Simon runs into the bathroom and texts his parents to pick him up]
Simon Spier: It wasn’t my proudest moment.
Blue: Simon, have you told anyone?
Simon Spier: No, I haven’t told anyone. Announcing who you are to the world is pretty terrifying.
Simon Spier: Dear Blue, it doesn’t seem fair that only gay people have to come out. Why is straight the default?
[we see different scenarios of Simon’s friends coming out as straight to their parents]
Leah Burke: I have something to tell you. I’m straight.
Nick Eisner: I like girls.
Mr. Eisner: Are you trying to kill me?
Abby Suso: I like men. I’m heterosexual.
[Abby’s mom suddenly bursts into tears]
Abby’s Mom: Oh, God! Help me, Jesus!
Leah Burke: Si, look at your computer. Someone leaked your emails on the school blog.
Blue: I’m sorry, Simon. I can’t do this anymore.
Simon Spier: I’m supposed to be the one that decides when and how and who knows, and how I get to say it, that’s supposed to be my thing!
Simon Spier: [voice over] I’m done living in a world where I don’t get to be who I am. I deserve a great love story and I want someone to share it with.
Abby Suso: Have you ever been in love?
Simon Spier: I think so.
Emily Spier: These last years, it’s almost like I can feel you holding your breath. You are still you, Simon
Simon Spier: [voice over] Disclaimer, this is about to get romantic as F.
Bram Greenfeld: You’re not into Abby, are you?
Simon Spier: She’s cute, but she’s just not really my type. Not because she’s black. I love black women. Not like, you know, I have a thing for black women, I just, I just, I just love all women.
Simon Spier: Dear Blue, I might not know your name or what you look like, but I want to find you. I’m done living in a world where I don’t get to be who I am.
Jackie: Did you date me because you think I look like a guy?
Simon Spier: No, I actually broke up with you because you don’t look like a guy.
Jackie: Oh. Okay. Thanks.
Simon Spier: Welcome.
Love, Simon is set to open in the US 03/16/2018 and UK 04/16/2018.