I'm so easily mesmerized by how music can interact with a movie. From what I understand, this movie doesn't have an actual original score. I don't remember there being any non-diegetic music at all for the majority of it. That made it so much more effective when a piano track comes in during a bus ride near the end. I've listened to that song several times since seeing God's Own Country, and I've realized how strongly I've embedded feelings about this story's relationship in to the music that was used. What a lovely movie.
You know how they have those queer proms for people who didn't get to go with someone they actually liked in high school? They're kind of a sappy-but-sweet way for LGBT adults to have those coming-of-age experiences they never really got to have.
Love, Simon serves that same purpose, just in the form of a teen rom-com instead of a formal dance. More importantly, it's a weirdly belated and much-needed beacon of hope for present-day teens who don't think they'll ever have those experiences.