'Love, Simon' is a sweet, disarming first: a gay teen romantic comedy from a major studio

It is also, most cleverly and artificially, a detective story, one in which the sleuth is trying to figure out someone else’s secret while also hiding his own. The busy complications of teenage romance take a noirish turn when the designated class irritant, Martin (Logan Miller), stumbles on Simon’s secret emails and begins blackmailing him, hoping to land a date with his friend Abby (Alexandra Shipp). Simon, terrified of exposure, goes along with the ruse, manipulating Abby and their other close budd…
ENTERTAINMENT – Los Angeles Times

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