A closeted high-schooler fears his best-kept secret might be revealed in this warm and witty charmer.
Dir Greg Berlanti
Prod Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Pouya Shahbazian, Isaac Klausner
Scr Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker
With Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp
UK Distribution Twentieth Century Fox
Sometimes there is nothing better than a high school coming out movie. When it’s done right, of course. With this sweet-natured teen gem, director Greg Berlanti shows us exactly how to do it. 17-year-old Simon appears to have the perfect life – a loving family, great friends and good grades. But he hides a secret. When he starts chatting online to a fellow student in the same situation, Simon thinks he might have found the confidant he so desperately needs. Perhaps even the possibility of love. But when his emails fall into the wrong hands, it looks like Simon’s identity might be revealed to the entire school. Witty, insightful and with a perfectly pitched touch of knowing sentimentality, this effortless coming-of-age tale is impossible not to fall for.
The screenings on Sun 25 and Mon 26 March and Sun 1 Apr have an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially sighted. Headphones are available on request. The screening on Mon 26 March will feature English language subtitles, including descriptions of non-dialogue audio, for customers who are deaf or hard of hearing.