‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Film Review: Broadway Musical Adaptation Sneaks Up on You

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Film Review: Broadway Musical Adaptation Sneaks Up on You
This review of “Dear Evan Hansen” was first published after the film’s September 9, 2021, premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

Is there something about getting through 2020 and the first eight months of 2021 that makes people want to sing and dance? You’d think so from the movies, which this year will include Steven Spielberg’s new version of “West Side Story,” Leos Carax’s wacko Sparks musical “Annette,” Christopher Ashley’s version of “Come From Away,” Jon Chu’s version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights,” Miranda’s version of Jonathan Larson’s “tick, tick … Boom!” and Stephen Chbosky’s “Dear Evan Hansen,” which opened the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.

“We felt it was important to open the festival with a film that connects us to our shared humanity,” TIFF executive director and co-head Joanna Vicente said when she and artistic director and co-head Cameron Bailey introduced the film
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