Love, Simon ★★★★

You know exactly what you're going to get after the first 2 minutes, but the film delivers beautifully on that expectation. A teenage coming-of-age, coming-out story that's been covered in a million indie LGBT titles over the years, but this proves the formula is still emotionally effective when given a big-budget, Hollywood studio shine to it.

You've almost definitely seen this before -- the "groundbreaking" element is that it's being released into major theatres, by a big studio -- but it's very sweet, lovingly crafted, well-acted, and with the well-worn "happy comforts" of any one of the hundreds of suburban American rom-coms that come out every year.

There's nothing wrong with simply being happy to see yourself represented on a big screen at your local cinema; it's even better with good friends and an enthusiastic, vocal audience. For that I'm grateful to "Love, Simon."