Simon
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An unlikely friendship is renewed under difficult circumstances in this comedy drama from the Netherlands. Simon (Cees Geel) is a loudmouthed but likable hash dealer who one day meets Camiel (Marcel Hensema), a soft-spoken aspiring dentist who nearly falls victim to Simon in an auto accident. Despite the circumstances of their meeting and the fact that straight Simon is a bit taken aback by Camiel's gay lifestyle, the two become good friends, but they have a falling out when Sharon (Rifka Lodeizen), Simon's girlfriend, decides to find out just how gay Camiel really is and ends up… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The story of an unusual friendship, Simon tackles weighty social issues with quiet intelligence and low-key charm."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Slick packaging and easy ensemble-playing can't mask hoary 'gather round, I'm dying' formula."
‑ Jay Weissberg, Variety
"If you go to the movies to ogle topless young women, Simon is definitely for you. If, on the other hand, you want something more cerebral with your $10 ticket and overpriced snacks, stay clear of this Dutch melodrama."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Simultaneously genuinely funny and uncompromisingly serious."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Eddy Terstall's film is bipolar and ultimately wrenching, but it works if you let it."
‑ Melissa Levine, Village Voice
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