Readers of It’s A Stampede! will know that Love, Simon is one of my favourite movies of the year. The heart-warming tale of love and acceptance is EXACTLY what we need in 2018.
But how much do you know about the movie?
Well, if your knowledge is somewhat lacking, here’s the 411!
Love, Simon – The Stats:
- Love, Simon is based on the award-winning young adult novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli.
- The movie is directed by Greg Berlanti – the openly gay director/producer who is perhaps better known as one of the creators and driving forces behind DC Entertainment’s Arrowverse.
- Love, Simon is the first film by a major Hollywood studio to focus on a gay teenage romance.
- Lead actor, Nick Robinson is not gay, but his involvement in the movie helped his brother to come out.
- On February 27th 2018, Love, Simon received its premiere at the Mardi Gras Film Festival. The movie opened in the US on March 16th, followed by a staggered worldwide release over the coming months.
- The movie has screened in 35 different territories, including: Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, North America, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom and Uruguay.
- Upon release, Terri White of Empire awarded Love, Simon four stars (out of five) and said: “The high school teen romcom is reborn for 2018. Funny, sentimental and smart: John Hughes would be proud.” Pete Hammond of Deadline also awarded Love, Simon four stars (out of five), calling the movie “one from the heart”, adding: “What’s not to love about Simon?”
- The Rotten Tomatoes rating for Love, Simon is currently 91%, with an audience score of 90%.
- To date, Love, Simon has taken over $60 million dollars at the worldwide box office, more than exceeding its budget of $17 million.
- Love, Simon is 20th Century Fox’s third highest-grossing teen romance film of all time, sitting behind The Fault in Our Stars (2014) and Romeo + Juliet (1996).
- Love, Simon has won two awards: Best Teaser Campaign at the Golden Trailer Awards & Best Kiss and the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Did I mention that it’s also a damn good movie?