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Having conquered the world of television, Supergirl and Riverdaleā€™s Greg Berlanti is making his return to film with Love, Simon, his first feature film as director since 2010's Life As We Know It. Nick Robinson stars as Simon, a 17-year-old boy contemplating coming out as gay while searching for the identity of his anonymous online confidante, in a film based on Becky Albertalliā€™s YA novel Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda.

In his early review of the film, The A.V. Clubā€™s own Jesse Hassenger says Love, Simon is sweet and effortlessly progressive, if unable to overcome its creatorsā€™ TV backgrounds: ā€œItā€™s a feature film with the thin gloss and one-thing-after-another rhythm of a pleasant but lightweight TV show, which makes sense, as director Greg Berlanti is the current comics-to-show czar of The CW,ā€ he writes.

If youā€™re a fan of Berlantiā€™s, or of the book, and want to check it out for yourselfā€”and you also happen to live in Chicagoā€”youā€™re in luck. Weā€™re giving away tickets for an early screening of the film, set to take place tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the Kerasotes Showplace ICON (150 W. Roosevelt). To claim your passes, follow this link; just be sure to arrive early to claim your seat, as advance screenings like this one are frequently overbooked.

Love, Simon opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, March 16. A trailer and poster for the film is below.


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