“You get to exhale now Simon…”
Twentieth Century Fox have unveiled the heartfelt scene from Love, Simon between Nick Robinson and Jennifer Garner.
The clip – titled ‘Exhale’ – is a pivotal scene taken from the third act of the critically-acclaimed movie, depicting a tender moment between lead character Simon Spier and his mother after he comes out as gay.
“I need you to hear this. You are still you Simon. You are still the same son I love to tease, and who your father depends on for just about everything,” she tells him. “You get to exhale now Simon. You get to be more you than you have been in a very long time. You deserve everything you want.”
It’s one of the most touching scenes we’ve ever seen in an LGBTQ movie (someone give Jennifer Garner an Oscar, pronto), and we have a feeling it will resonate with audiences.
Watch below, and try and not to weep/squeal like we did.
Based on Becky Albertalli’s book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, the movie follows 17-year-old Simon Spier as he comes to terms with his sexuality, and is historically significant as the first major-studio teen rom-com to feature a gay protagonist, which is a massive step towards equal representation.
Jurassic World’s Nick Robinson stars in the title role, while Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel play his parents.
13 Reasons Why’s Katherine Langford and Miles Heizer are also part of the cast, along with Logan Miller (The Walking Dead), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse) and Flash actor Keiynan Lonsdale.
Since its release, the film has received widespread acclaim from critics and fans of the book.
The author – Becky Albertalli – praised the film, stating: “It’s funny and relevant and timeless and charming and honest and painful and so romantic. It says exactly what I wanted the book to say.”
Read our full review of Love, Simon here.