(This review may contain spoilers).
When I saw this movie originally advertised at the cinema, it was one that immediately intrigued me, even though it wasn’t a genre that I would normally go out of my way to watch. So when it turned out the secret showing at my local cinema was for this movie, I was very happy.
Simon was a character I immediately found it really easy to identify with. It was really nice to see glimpses of his relationships with his parents and sister. I kind of wished his background with his friends ad been expanded upon a bit more, but I definitely liked what I saw of their friendship. And even though the letters between Simon and Blue were an important part of the movie, it was good to see other parts of Simon’s life were just as important.
While there was some attempt to make Martin a more sympathetic character, even by the end of the movie, I really didn’t like him.
I had some mixed feelings about the principal, as his attitude of wanting to be friends with everyone actually came across as quite fake.
There was a lot more humour in this movie than I was expecting and it was nice to see the way the feelings grew between Simon and Blue, even though neither of them knew who the other was. It was also good to see the way Simon imagined the email writer each time he thought he’d figured out Blue’s identity.
There were a lot of really sweet moments in this movie and I found it really easy to empathise with and care about what happened to Simon. By the end of the film, my romantic side had been fully reawakened; and I was very happy with everything that happened in the finale.