Dear Evan Hansen is a film by Stephen Chbosky starring Ben Platt (Evan), Amy Adams, Julianne Moore. Is the story of a high school kid named Evan who suffers from Social Anxiety disorder on top of trying to find himself and his place in the world.
Trying to fit in as he embarks on his senior year following his Doctor’s orders to write a letter to himself to help with his Social Anxiety. An encounter with another troubled teen named Connor (Colton Ryan) will lead Evan to put himself into a situation that will forever change his life and his classmates and more.
Dear Evan Hansen was a very deep looking to Social Anxiety and how one lie or act of kindness can change someone’s life for the better or worst. I am writing this review as a spoiler-free so everyone can watch and see and hear this story it is a musical. Ben Platt and the whole cast do outstanding acting and singing. Bringing Evan to life on screen ben knocks it out of the park.
The message of this film is that everyone is not perfect and fighting their own battles. the simple act of listing and being kind can go a long way in someone’s life. Everyone has their own struggles and some just hid them better or wear them on their sleeve.
Overall I give this one an 8.5 out of 10 a very powerful look into the world of not only teens but anyone trying to fit in and find a place in the world. Powerful performest from the whole cast. I am not a fan of musicals but do not let that stop you from watching this film. So much to learn from this one to learn to understand everyone has their own fight and how we all need to be kinder to each other. Out now on Digital and on blu-ray Dec 7th from Universal Pictures.