Premiered on July 10, 2015, “Dear Evan Hansen” is a musical film. Benj Pasek was responsible for the music composition of the movie, whereas Justin Paul gave lyrics. The story of the musical is based on an incident that occurred at Friends’ Central School amid the high school years of Pasek.
The concept of the film revolves around teen Platt’s Evan Hansen, inventing a significant part for himself in a misfortune that he did not deserve. However, the movie couldn’t perform as well as expected by the producers. After a tremendous Plop in theatres, Dear Evan Hansen stealthily made its way to VOD.
Should You Stream It Or Skip It? (Dear Evan Hansen)
So, as mentioned earlier that the story of the movie revolves around a teenager Evan Hansen (Platt). Most of the critics have found him the most awkward kid on the earth. He was suffering from some illness and was taking a lot of medicines, but his illness didn’t get any name throughout the movie. They just showed him nervous and hallucination attacks.
The teenager had no friends; he couldn’t get the support a child should get from his family. The therapist Evan was seeing got him a work to write letters to himself. Once, his crush’s brother (Connor) got his letter’s hard copy from the school library, and even after pleading with him to return the letter, Connor didn’t return the letter to Evan and left.
Evan was scared that Connor would post the letter on social media handles. He kept checking different social media applications. But, after several fearful days, he came to know that Connor had died and his parents had gotten the letter from his pocket. Now they think that Connor had written these letters to Evan.
For no good reason, Evan didn’t clear the misunderstanding and went with the flow. He started making up stories about his and Connor’s friendship. He started writing phony email exchanges to use as evidence to strong up his pile of lies.
Till now, the movie hasn’t even completed two hours, and the audience has to be very patient and calm to watch further. The movie takes a lot of infuriating turns where the audience may lose their patience.
Rating And Reviews: “Dear Evan Hansen”
Critics were harsh on the movie because of its unclear and disturbing storyline. The movie didn’t perform as well as expected. The film had earned 6.1 stars out of 10 on the site of IMDb. Similarly, it had gotten 30% positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and 39% positive reviews on Metacritic.
What Does The Movie Look Like?
The movie seems like a story written by a child who is just learning how to write. The screenplay is pretty confusing where the lead takes all the wrong decisions. After watching the movie, one can say, the writer himself seems confused with his own narrative.
Streaming Platform: “Dear Evan Hansen”
The movie didn’t do well at the box office, and critics pointed out every mistake of the movie. However, after theatrical release, it’s now available on Video streaming applications and websites.
If someone wants to watch the movie, they can find it on the video streaming hub: ‘Amazon Prime Video’ and ‘iTunes Store.’