Dear Evan Hansen Review: A Misguided Adaptation Of A Messy Musical

Dear Evan Hansen Review: A Misguided Adaptation Of A Messy Musical
The most appropriate word to describe "Dear Evan Hansen," the film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, is "misguided." On paper, it would seem as though "Dear Evan Hansen" knocks off all the right boxes on the checklist. For an adaptation of a Tony-winning musical, it's got an impressive cast and crew, including the director of the well-liked teen drama "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," A-list performers like Amy Adams and Julianne Moore, and even the award-winning actor who originated the title character. But "Dear Evan Hansen," for all the plaudits it received on stage, is a hollow attempt at...

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