Saturday, December 9, 2023

Trailer – “Dear Evan Hansen”

By Matt Neglia 

Universal Pictures has released the new trailer for “Dear Evan Hansen” starring Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, Kaitlyn Dever & Amandla Stenberg. The film musical adaptation of the Tony Award-winning show is set to come out on September 24th.

​Click below to see the trailer.

​Plot Synopsis: The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age.

What do you all think of the trailer? There’s no denying that as right as he might be to reprise the role on the screen, Ben Platt is too old to convincingly play a high school teenager. Other than that, I was genuinely surprised by the tone, energy and look of this film. The cast all looks to be knocking this one out of the park and the award-winning music by Oscar winners Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (“La La Land“) sounds terrific. Despite some hesitations, I have faith in director Stephen Chbosky (“The Perks Of Being A Wallflower”). What do you think? Let us know your thoughts though in the comments below or on our Twitter account.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Neglia
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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