The 2021 feature film Dear Evan Hansen had big shoes to fill following the success of the Broadway musical. It was criticised for making viewers feel uncomfortable and for trivialising important issues, which is a complete misinterpretation of the film and its purposes. Just because topics and characters make you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean that they are not worth portraying.
Content warning: this review discusses suicide and mental ill-health. Continue readingReview of Dear Evan Hansen: How feeling bad isn’t always a bad thing