A closeted schoolboy tries to find the confidence to come out after exchanging emails with an anonymous friend.

This fun and engaging drama, based on a novel by Becky Albertalli, is a necessary film today as our society continually grapples with LGBT issues.

Simon’s difficulties to communicate his desire to come out, even with loving family and friends, succeeds with a well-written romcom plot, realized through sympathetic performances.

This is a film that just might ease the pain of teenagers who see themselves in Simon’s plight, helping them accept who they are.