DEAR EVAN HANSEN
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Starring: Ben Platt, Kaitlyn Dever, Amandla Stenberg, Amy Adams, Danny Pino, Julianne Moore, Colton Ryan, Nik Dodani
The Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen is hoping to inspire audiences all over again as the Tony winning musical has been adapted for the big screen. Ben Platt won a Tony Award for playing Evan Hansen in the original Broadway cast. He returns to the role here playing a high school kid who suffers from severe mental health issues. His therapist asks him to write letters to himself. One of those “Dear Evan Hansen” letters gets into the wrong hands when his classmate Connor (Colton Ryan) picks it up off the printer. Connor is no stranger to his own debilitating depression. After Connor’s suicide, his parents (Amy Adams and Danny Pino) find Evan’s letter thinking Connor wrote it to Evan as if they were best friends when they really weren’t close. Evan can’t bring himself to tell his friends or family the truth which ends up spiraling into a messy web of lies and hurt.
Here’s my review