Dear Evan Hansen
  • Directors(s)

    Stephen Chbosky

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Release date

    22/10/2021

  • Genre(s)

    Musical

  • Approx. running minutes

    137m

  • Cast

    Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Kaitlyn Dever

Film

Dear Evan Hansen

mental health theme, suicide references, sex and drug references, language

DEAR EVAN HANSEN is a US musical drama in which a boy with social anxiety is mistaken as being a close friend of a fellow student who has taken his own life.

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  • Directors(s)

    Stephen Chbosky

  • Production Year

    2021

  • Release date

    22/10/2021

  • Genre(s)

    Musical

  • Approx. running minutes

    137m

  • Cast

    Ben Platt, Amy Adams, Kaitlyn Dever

theme

Mental health issues, including social anxiety and depression, is a key narrative feature. Teen characters are shown dealing with different issues, discussing their medication, and admitting to feelings of isolation, loneliness and self-harm. However, the film reinforces positive messages around overcoming difficulties, finding friendship and familial love, and coping with mental health issues.

suicide

A teen character is revealed to have taken his own life. There is prolonged focus on the grief this causes his family, and the response of others. Another teen reveals his attempt to take his own life or harm himself as a result of depression, but the film affirms positive messages around seeking support.

sex

There are occasional comic sex references, such as to rubbing one's nipples, and things being 'kinky' and 'erotic'. A character jokes that two male teens being friends will be mistaken as being 'gay' or as 'lovers'.

drugs

There are passing references to smoking 'crack' and 'pot', and a character being in rehab and recovery.

language

There is infrequent strong language ('f**k') and milder terms including 'shit', 'damn', 'God', and 'Christ'.


In one sequence a grieving character drives fast and takes her hands off the wheel, but quickly applies the brakes and regains control. There are brief scenes of bullying, including someone being pushed to the floor.
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Dear Evan HansenCinema137m 0sUniversal Pictures Int (UK)30/09/2021
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Dear Evan HansenCinema2m 0sUniversal Pictures Int (UK)12/08/2021
Dear Evan Hansen (Trailer U)Cinema1m 0sUniversal Pictures Int (UK)10/08/2021
  • Classified date

    30/09/2021

  • Language

    English