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Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen

Film Details

Year

2021

Duration

131 minutes

Genres

Coming of Age, Musicals

Language

English (English subtitles)


Synopsis

Evan Hansen suffers from social anxiety and so his therapist suggests that he writes letters to himself which look forward to the positive parts of each day. In one of his letters which mentions his feelings for classmate Zoe, Evan also ponders whether anyone would even notice if he wasn’t around. Zoe’s brother Connor stumbles upon the letter and pockets it, leading to Evan becoming increasingly anxious about what he may do with it. However, the entire community is shocked when they hear that Connor has taken his own life. After Evan’s letter is found on his body, it is mistakenly believed to be a suicide note written from Connor to Evan. Connor’s parents therefore believe that Evan must have been his best friend, and so Evan enlists his family friend Jared to help him amplify the lie, writing fake backdated letters together. But when Evan’s inspiring speech at Connor’s memorial goes viral, he soon finds himself in over his head. Based on the hit Broadway musical, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is a timely coming-of-age story which explores topics around mental health, social media, and the importance of family in all its forms.

You can access our exclusive 'Dear Evan Hansen' Q&A with director Stephen Chbosky, actor Nik Dodani, and mental health expert Jane Caro here.

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mental health theme, suicide references, sex and drug references, language

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