Just back from Love, Simon, a gay Little Shop Around the Corner that couldn’t be more Capra.
The film was touching and sweet without being cloying — or such was my opinion, clearly shared with the 30 high school girls in the audience who saw it with me.
The rest of the cinema was full of 80-year-olds watching some stupid caterwauling Jesus movie.
Highlights include Simon’s fantasy of a rainbow disco college and his high school’s dreadful production of Cabaret.
Nick Robinson, the regular-guy heartthrob who plays Simon so effectively, is straight, but said the movie caused his brother to come out.