"Dear Evan Hansen" is a 2021 American coming-of-age musical teen drama film directed by Stephen Chbosky.
The starring cast includes Ben Platt as Evan Hansen, Amy Adams as Cynthia Murphy, Julianne Moore as Heidi Hansen, Kaitlyn Dever as Zoe Murphy, Amandla Stenberg as Alana Beck, Nik Dodani as Jared Kalwani, Danny Pino as Larry Mora, Colton Ryan as Connor Murphy, DeMarius Copes as Oliver, Liz Kate as Gemma and others.

Here are "Dear Evan Hansen" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Dear Evan Hansen movie?

Universal Pictures on Thursday, September 16, 2021 released the trailer for "Dear Evan Hansen" you can watch here:
Dear Evan Hansen | Final Trailer | In Theaters September 24.

Plot summary

What is Dear Evan Hansen movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Dear Evan Hansen" movie plot summary.

Evan Hansen (Ben Platt) is a teenager who suffers from social anxiety. His therapist, Dr. Sherman, recommends that he write letters to himself detailing what will be good about each day. His mother, Heidi (Julianne Moore), suggests that he ask people to sign the cast on his arm to make friends. At school, Evan is harassed by Connor Murphy (Colton Ryan), and his sister Zoe (Kaitlyn Dever), whom Evan has a crush on, feels obligated to apologize for Connor's actions. Evan writes a letter to himself, wondering whether anyone would notice if he were not there. Connor, who now offers to sign his cast, reads the letter and becomes furious at the mention of Zoe; he storms out with the letter in hand. Days later, Evan is called to the principal's office and is told by Connor's parents, Cynthia (Amy Adams) and Larry, that Connor has died by suicide, with Evan's letter found inside of his pocket. The two misinterpret the letter as a suicide note addressed to Evan, with Connor's name on his cast only strengthening their belief.
Evan is invited to the Murphys house for dinner, where he lies and pretends that he and Connor had been emailing each other from a secret account; he also recalls a fictional version of him breaking his arm at an apple orchard that the Murphys had frequently visited during Connor's childhood. When Cynthia requests seeing the "supposed" emails, Evan enlists his family friend, Jared, in creating fake backdated emails between him and Connor. Cynthia is ecstatic after reading Evan and Connor's "emails", while Zoe wonders why Connor included her name in his "suicide note". Zoe invites Evan over to her house and Evan, unable to tell her the truth, tells her all the reasons Connor loved her under the guise of himself. Evan meets with Alana (Amandla Stenberg), a somewhat self-absorbed and precocious classmate that proposes "The Connor Project" a memorial dedicated towards keeping Connor's memory alive.


Who plays who in the Dear Evan Hansen movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Dear Evan Hansen" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Ben Platt  as Evan Hansen
Amy Adams  as Cynthia Murphy
Julianne Moore  as Heidi Hansen
Kaitlyn Dever  as Zoe Murphy
Amandla Stenberg  as Alana Beck
Nik Dodani  as Jared Kalwani
Danny Pino  as Larry Mora
Colton Ryan  as Connor Murphy
DeMarius Copes  as Oliver
Liz Kate  as Gemma
Avery Bederman  as Isabelle
Gerald Caesar  as Josh
Marvin Leon  as Skye
Tommy Kane  as Greg
Hadiya EshΓ©  as Cherise
Julia Chen Myers  as Naomi
Mariana Alvarez  as Mrs. G
Swift Rice  as Mr. Howard
Isaac Powell  as Rhys
Amelia McArthur  as Partygoer
Dru Reel  as Partygoer
Chloe Asbell  as Student (as Chl)
Luke Bambrick  as High School Student
Krystle Bono  as Hites Employee
Kate Chen  as High School Student
Deanna Crawford  as High School Teacher
Nic Curtis  as Student
Austin Scott Hunter  as High School Student (as Austin Hunter)
Jamie Michelle Kelley  as High school student
Yukimasa Kondoh  as High School Student
Natalie Mears  as High School Student
Morgan Monroe  as High School Student
Kelsey Ozment  as High School Student
Jennifer Payne  as High School Student
Albert Pham  as High School Student
Natasha Reeves  as High School Student
Sage Shirley  as High School Student
Morgan Smith
Michelle Strom  as High School Student
Ava Michelle Thompson  as High Schooler
Lauren Rachel Wall
Megan Wartell  as High School Student
Melanie Zivic  as High School Student

Release date

When is Dear Evan Hansen movie release date?

"Dear Evan Hansen" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 9, 2021 (TIFF) and on September 24, 2021 (United States) distributing by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures Argentina, Universal Pictures International (UPI) and Flixzilla.


What are Dear Evan Hansen filming details?

The duration of the film is 137 minutes.

"Dear Evan Hansen" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Dear Evan Hansen movie?

"Dear Evan Hansen" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.4/10.

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