This weekend Love, Simon finally lands in the UK and if you’re not off to see it, then stop what you’re doing and head to the cinema – now!
Honestly, it’s as good as you’ve heard.
The film – based on the book, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda – tells the story of Simon Spier, a high school student looking for love. The film serves up a beautiful, believable story (with shades of a John Hughes picture) and is a must-watch tale for everyone.
And of course, should you have already watched Love, Simon (and loved it), then now you’ll no doubt be looking for similar stories to keep you entertained. Similar stories like the three tales below…
Centre of My World (Die Mitte der Welt) (2016)
Centre of My World (or Die Mitte der Welt if you prefer) is a German coming-of-age movie, based on the bestselling novel, The Center of the World. The film revolves around 17-year-old Phil and his relationship with Nicholas – a fellow student who becomes a source of love and frustration. Directed by Jakob M. Erwa, Centre of My World is a superb movie filled with neat touches and a great cast.
Get Real (1998)
Based on the play, What’s Wrong with Angry?, Get Real is another coming-of-age drama, this time about Steven Carter, a 16-year-old schoolboy who is still in the closet. The movie follows Steven’s story as he begins a relationship with a fellow student, who is also keeping his sexuality under the radar. Humorous and touching, Get Real is a heartfelt tale that demonstrates what life is like when you’ve got a big secret.
And finally, should you simply want to celebrate love, friendship and some good ol’ fashioned British history, then Pride is the movie for you. Based on the real-life tale of the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign, Pride is an uplifting, hilarious and emotional movie guaranteed to have you smiling and shedding tears in equal measures. The film is backed by a superb cast (Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Andrew Scott, Dominic West) and is packed with great music, great laughs and a great sentiment at the heart of the tale.