"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, Kaitlyn Dever as Zoe Murphy, Amandla Stenberg as Alana Beck, Nik Dodani as Jared Kalwani, Colton Ryan as Connor Murphy, Danny Pino as Larry Mora, Julianne Moore as Heidi Hansen, Amy Adams as Cynthia 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 recommends that he write letters to himself detailing what will be good about each day. His mother, Heidi, suggests that he ask people to sign the cast on his arm - caused by Evan falling out of a tree at Ellison State Park that summer - to make friends. At school, Evan writes a letter to himself, wondering whether anyone would notice if he weren't there (Waving Through a Window).
Connor Murphy (Colton Ryan), a classmate of Evan's who is also friendless, offers to sign his cast. He discovers Evan's letter and becomes furious at the mention of Zoe (Kaitlyn Dever), believing that Evan wrote the letter to provoke him; he storms out with the letter in hand. A few days later, Evan is called to the principal's office and is told by Connor's parents, Cynthia and Larry, that Connor has committed suicide, with Evan's letter found in 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. Under pressure from Cynthia to share memories of Connor, he invents a friendship between the two, creating a fictional story about breaking his arm while with Connor at an orchard the Murphys visited (For Forever). Evan enlists his family friend, Jared (Nik Dodani), in creating fake backdated emails between him and Connor to corroborate his story (Sincerely, Me). Cynthia is ecstatic after reading Evan and Connor's "emails", while Zoe wonders why Connor included her name in his suicide note. (Requiem). 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 (If I Could Tell Her).


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
Kaitlyn Dever  as Zoe Murphy
Amandla Stenberg  as Alana Beck
Nik Dodani  as Jared Kalwani
Colton Ryan  as Connor Murphy
Danny Pino  as Larry Mora (as Daniel Pino)
Julianne Moore  as Heidi Hansen
Amy Adams  as Cynthia 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 (as Hadiya Eshe')
Julia Chen Myers  as Naomi
Mariana Alvarez  as Mrs. G
Swift Rice  as Mr. Howard
Zoey Luna  as Leila
Isaac Powell  as Rhys
Aimee Garcia  as Librarian (as Aymee Garcia)
Amelia McArthur  as Partygoer
Dru Reel  as Partygoer
Tess Aubert  as "You Will Be Found" Performer
Robin Segal Skolnik  as 'You Will Be Found' Performer
Ceci Balagot  as "You Will Be Found" Performer (as Cecilia Balagot)
Zachary Willis  as 'You Will Be Found' Performer
J. Quinton Johnson  as "You Will Be Found" Performer
Raquel McPeek Rodriguez  as 'You Will Be Found' Performer
Ryan Basch  as 'You Will Be Found' performer
Grace Lu  as "You Will Be Found" Performers
Lio Mehiel  as 'You Will Be Found' performer
Tanushree Sekhri  as 'You Will Be Found' performer
Marcel Logan  as 'You Will Be Found' performer
Dominic Lauren  as 'You Will Be Found' performer
Luis Waldstein-McCabe  as 'You Will Be Found' performer
Maccie Margaret Chbosky  as 'You Will Be Found' performer
Naomi Rubin  as 'You Will Be Found' performer
Cameron J. Armstrong  as 'You Will Be Found' performer

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. The film's budget is $28 million.

"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 5.7/10.

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