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Dear Evan Hansen- Official Movie Trailer

You will be found....at a movie theater this September!

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by Anonymousreply 363July 27, 2021 10:57 PM

Twitter is mocking this ruthlessly

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by Anonymousreply 1May 18, 2021 3:43 PM
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by Anonymousreply 2May 18, 2021 3:44 PM

I might have to rethink my views on suicide.

It is such bullshit that a fugly troll pushing 30 continues to be pushed as the next big thing just because daddy is a producer.

The only way Ben Platt could pass as a high schooler is if he attended the Stockard Channing as Rizzo High School of Performing Arts.

by Anonymousreply 3May 18, 2021 3:46 PM

I miss Osama Bin Laden.

by Anonymousreply 4May 18, 2021 3:48 PM

Is he the child of Peter Bogdanovich and Polly Platt?

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by Anonymousreply 5May 18, 2021 3:58 PM

Julianne Moore - seriously!

by Anonymousreply 6May 18, 2021 3:58 PM

No, R5...a mega-producer on Broadway, and OF COURSE this film.

by Anonymousreply 7May 18, 2021 4:04 PM

DEH became a cult musical theatre hit as it legitimised the whiny self-affirmation and melodrama craved by theatre kids.

However, as a mainstream film, it'll quickly become clear to anybody with half a brain that it's a contrived indulgent piece of shit.

Christ, I loathed it.

by Anonymousreply 8May 18, 2021 4:05 PM

The supporting cast of kids looks very promising.

Ben has a beautiful voice, but I would have preferred a more age-appropriate Evan. Maybe Andrew Barth Feldman if you want nerdy realism, or Sam Tutty if you want someone more camera ready.

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by Anonymousreply 9May 18, 2021 4:10 PM
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by Anonymousreply 10May 18, 2021 4:13 PM

If Ben had an ounce of self awareness he would've had the good sense to settle for a producer credit. Just because he played a role on-stage several years ago doesn't mean he was the only choice for the film adaptation.

by Anonymousreply 11May 18, 2021 4:13 PM
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by Anonymousreply 12May 18, 2021 4:14 PM
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by Anonymousreply 13May 18, 2021 4:15 PM

[quote]DEH became a cult musical theatre hit as it legitimised the whiny self-affirmation and melodrama craved by theatre kids.

Mean. But accurate.

by Anonymousreply 14May 18, 2021 4:19 PM

I'll go to see it just to see if Julianne Moore - seriously can sing.

by Anonymousreply 15May 18, 2021 4:26 PM

I bet the violins will never stop, all through the movie. Sad!

by Anonymousreply 16May 18, 2021 4:28 PM
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by Anonymousreply 17May 18, 2021 4:29 PM

Ben is trending on Twitter, and it's mostly people mocking him over this. And a fair bit of anger over the obvious nepotism. It's hilarious to see. Not as hilarious as the inevitable Oscar push will no doubt me, but still, pretty damn funny.

by Anonymousreply 18May 18, 2021 4:32 PM

If anything, Ben looks a bit too young.

by Anonymousreply 19May 18, 2021 4:34 PM

Vanity Fair puff piece - Ben's ego is on full display in it. He actually thinks he has a legacy:

[quote]“The legacy of the stage performance has really changed my life, and to jeopardize that legacy in any way is a very scary thing. But I think in the back of my mind, I always felt [that] I’m going to want to show this to my children one day, and I’m going to want this immortalized.”

And apparently still think he's teen-adjacent:

[quote]“I think everybody obviously had in their minds that I wasn’t going to stay teen-adjacent forever,” Platt said. “The need to get it done was a little urgent

Zero mention of the fact his dad is producing - instead they're acting like Universal made this their top priority and of course, they wanted him:

[quote]“Much to my pleasant surprise, Universal seemed to be really hell-bent on making it, and specifically making it with me,” he said.

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by Anonymousreply 20May 18, 2021 4:38 PM

Would Ben Levi Ross have been better, agewise? I've not seen the play.

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by Anonymousreply 21May 18, 2021 4:39 PM
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by Anonymousreply 22May 18, 2021 4:40 PM

R21 He's too weird to be in a lead role in a film. Literally walks around NYC dressed like a homeless housewife. No studio is going to want someone like that doing their PR.

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by Anonymousreply 23May 18, 2021 4:41 PM
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by Anonymousreply 24May 18, 2021 4:41 PM

Even the comments on the Playbill IG post are mostly mocking, and this is going to be the movie's core audience

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by Anonymousreply 25May 18, 2021 4:44 PM

Hilarious, r23. I find him hot, nonetheless. And I like some of his original music a lot. I wish he would stick to composing and singing. And yes, I love the shirt, of course.

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by Anonymousreply 26May 18, 2021 4:46 PM

In all fairness, Ben is a gay man. He'll think he can pass for 18 until he's 40.

by Anonymousreply 27May 18, 2021 4:48 PM

If Platt wins The Oscar, he would have won a Tony, Emmy and Grammy for the role.

by Anonymousreply 28May 18, 2021 4:58 PM

The most amazing thing about the show is the creators claim Evan doesn't have Aspergers or on the spectrum, just nervous.

by Anonymousreply 29May 18, 2021 4:59 PM

EGADS! An EGOT! Possibly.

by Anonymousreply 30May 18, 2021 5:01 PM
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by Anonymousreply 31May 18, 2021 5:16 PM

If that fellow could play the part, why wasn't I considered? I've already got the haircut.

by Anonymousreply 32May 18, 2021 5:19 PM

Finally, something people hate more than me.

by Anonymousreply 33May 18, 2021 5:20 PM

Why is a 40 year old still in high school?

by Anonymousreply 34May 18, 2021 5:29 PM

Trending number one of Twitter largely due to mockery

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by Anonymousreply 35May 18, 2021 5:32 PM

Amy Adams, Juliane Moore and a deranged teenage boy- am I watching Evan Hansen or Woman in the Window?

by Anonymousreply 36May 18, 2021 5:39 PM

I thought Danny Pino was his SVU character questioning a pedophile hanging out at the school

by Anonymousreply 37May 18, 2021 5:43 PM

Is this NAPOLEON DYNAMITE 2?

by Anonymousreply 38May 18, 2021 5:44 PM

Is Noah playing a classmate? Is Beanie? Is Jonah the gym teacher who makes Evan feel inadequate in the lockeroom scene? It’s good to know daddy Platt and be in the inner circle.

by Anonymousreply 39May 18, 2021 5:46 PM

Dear God. I've never wanted to punch a movie trailer before.

by Anonymousreply 40May 18, 2021 5:48 PM

He looks older than all of the High School Hellcats.

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by Anonymousreply 41May 18, 2021 5:48 PM

Good observation

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by Anonymousreply 42May 18, 2021 5:49 PM

R29 the Neurodiverse community should be as up at arms about this as the non-binary community is about Jo in Jagged Little Pill.

by Anonymousreply 43May 18, 2021 5:53 PM

What of the new song to make it eligible for the Song of the Year Oscar? I’m assuming it will be sung by Ben and he’ll get a writing credit for suggesting a few word switches in the lyrics.

by Anonymousreply 44May 18, 2021 5:55 PM

Are Hollywood movies all about realism suddenly?

by Anonymousreply 45May 18, 2021 5:55 PM

The comment about the actor's age making the character less likable is probably right on point. That was the case with the RENT movie. 19 years old refusing to get jobs is romantic. 30 year olds squatting in empty buildings are just pathetic. I always felt that the RENT movie was key in stripping the show of its perceived greatness. Fingers crossed the DEH film achieves the same result.

by Anonymousreply 46May 18, 2021 6:01 PM

I don't know anything about the movie or the play it's based on, so while I was watching the trailer I was like "please don't let it be Ben Platt, please don't let it be Ben Platt, please ... aw, fuck!".

I mean, it's kind of endearing that his father is so passionate about helping his son's career, but Ben is such a bad actor. He's like that real life character Meryl Streep played some years ago as Florence Foster Jenkins. Too much money but almost zero talent to spare.

by Anonymousreply 47May 18, 2021 6:01 PM

Who is Ben Platt's father?

by Anonymousreply 48May 18, 2021 6:03 PM

Well, all the kids at Harvard Westlake are going to be happy that one of their own is staring in a big Hollywood musical movie! Maybe they’ll put it on this fall as the school musical in tribute and hopes that daddy Platt will build them a new performing arts building!

by Anonymousreply 49May 18, 2021 6:06 PM

The music in DEH sounds like the same boring, paint-by-numbers, affirmation-heavy songs featured in The Greatest Showman, Frozen, etc. Kids today don't know anything about good "musical theater" songs.

by Anonymousreply 50May 18, 2021 6:20 PM

r29 it's fairly recently that people have begun demanding and deciding a character is "on the spectrum" just because they are odd or socially backward.

by Anonymousreply 51May 18, 2021 6:24 PM

I don’t see the problem. There were actors older than him on Glee. Andrea from 90210 was like 50.

by Anonymousreply 52May 18, 2021 6:25 PM

Why didn’t the father put his money behind the hot brother?

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by Anonymousreply 53May 18, 2021 6:29 PM

R50 It sounds like Greatest Showman because it’s by the same music and lyrics team. They also did the music of LaLa Land if that hits it further home for you.

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by Anonymousreply 55May 18, 2021 6:33 PM

[quote] What of the new song to make it eligible for the Song of the Year Oscar? I’m assuming it will be sung by Ben ...

Nope.

[quote] Amandla Stenberg is joining Universal’s movie adaptation of “Dear Evan Hansen.” She will appear in an expanded role from the stage production as a high school senior Alana, and she will perform a song in the film.

[quote] The role has been expanded for the film, with Stenberg singing a new original song composed expressly for the film. She is writing the song in collaboration with lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the music for the show.

She was fantastic in "The Hate U Give."

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by Anonymousreply 56May 18, 2021 6:36 PM

It may be dismissed, but its going to make a boatload of money.

by Anonymousreply 57May 18, 2021 6:39 PM

The new original song will probably win the Oscar, because Oscars are shit now.

by Anonymousreply 58May 18, 2021 6:39 PM

I like Amandla Stenberg. She's everything Zendaya is not.

by Anonymousreply 59May 18, 2021 6:40 PM

That definitely explains things, r54.

by Anonymousreply 60May 18, 2021 6:41 PM

R58, it will not. It's just more white nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 61May 18, 2021 6:52 PM

Twitter may hate, but the comment section under the Youtube trailer at OP is now mostly happy and positive, even about having Ben as Evan. Such as-

[quote] When I watched the musical I broke down several times.. and I'm already 100% sure I will break again during this movie. I'm so happy they decided to give the role to Ben Platt, nobody plays Evan quite like him.

So we'll see in September. Maybe angry Twitter people were never the audience for this movie no matter who was cast.

by Anonymousreply 62May 18, 2021 6:59 PM

Do angry Twitter people even GO to the movies?

by Anonymousreply 63May 18, 2021 7:07 PM

With the curls he looks like Leonard Frey in The Boys in the Band

by Anonymousreply 64May 18, 2021 7:09 PM

No. And the people this movie will appeal to the most also don't go to the movies. They use pirate bays.

by Anonymousreply 65May 18, 2021 7:10 PM

Not enough black people!

by Anonymousreply 66May 18, 2021 7:16 PM

Why does he look like Jacob Trembly in Wonder all grown up in this?

by Anonymousreply 67May 18, 2021 7:17 PM
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by Anonymousreply 68May 18, 2021 7:17 PM

It could only work if Ben played a 30 year-old "boozer, user, and loser" returning to high school. Like Jerri Blank.

by Anonymousreply 69May 18, 2021 7:18 PM

He looks too thin, which ages his face. He was on a podcast (Las Culturistas I think) and talked about the pressure to be slim in Hollywood - has he maybe gone too far in that direction? If you told me this was an AIDS movie I'd believe you.

The thinkpieces cancelling the movie are probably already written - Evan is an asshole when you think about it

by Anonymousreply 70May 18, 2021 7:20 PM

Ben Platt had the perfect face for podcasts.

by Anonymousreply 71May 18, 2021 7:21 PM

Ben's face is CGI'd to look AGELESSLY youthful and dewy-fresh!

by Anonymousreply 72May 18, 2021 7:27 PM

Oh come on, he doesn’t look that old. This is just Gen Zers pitching a fit on Twitter because no one from their talent-deprived generation was up to the role.

by Anonymousreply 73May 18, 2021 7:29 PM

Why wasn't Helen Lawson cast as the mother?

by Anonymousreply 74May 18, 2021 7:30 PM

r73 BWAHAHAHAHAH Oh yes he looks too fucking old. AND THE HAIR...what the fuck were they thinking.

by Anonymousreply 75May 18, 2021 7:31 PM

Surely someone will spoof it with Martin Short reprising his Clifford character as a teen. SNL?

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by Anonymousreply 76May 18, 2021 7:34 PM

Lol, maybe they should have retooled the plot to make him 21 Jump Street or a pervert exploiting unknowing underaged teens?

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by Anonymousreply 77May 18, 2021 7:40 PM

Fun fact... the deleted scenes include the twist ending where Evan is revealed as an undercover narc - [italic]to no one's surprise![/italic]

by Anonymousreply 78May 18, 2021 7:41 PM

[quote]Why wasn't Helen Lawson cast as the mother?

She looks too young to play the mother opposite Platt.

by Anonymousreply 79May 18, 2021 7:42 PM

[quote]So we'll see in September. Maybe angry Twitter people were never the audience for this movie no matter who was cast.

I feel Twitter comments are mostly nonsense and people attempting to get attention for themselves by being as mean as possible.

However, if you think no reviewer is going to call attention to the fact that Ben looks far too old for this role, nepotism or that the piece would have been served better on screen by casting someone younger then that's a pipe dream.

This is going to be (hopefully) the only complaint people will have about this project but it will be one beyond Twitter.

by Anonymousreply 80May 18, 2021 7:54 PM

I think sooner or later Hollywood will have to rethink the whole idea that's behind releasing trailers. I mean, does the Twitter response indicate good interest in the movie that will result in more ticket sales or a negative reaction that could mean fewer tickets being sold, or producers losing faith in the project and releasing it on a streaming service directly?

by Anonymousreply 81May 18, 2021 7:59 PM

ben platt is more insufferable and more of a fucking menace than dan levy.

by Anonymousreply 82May 18, 2021 8:01 PM

My twitter isn't mocking this but praising the trailer, then again I'm not 80. People are saying that the film will reveal that Connor Murphy was gay and killed himself after a break up from his boyfriend. Apparently this is what the novel based on the play says.

by Anonymousreply 83May 18, 2021 8:03 PM

They should have called this Jagged Little Ben.

by Anonymousreply 84May 18, 2021 8:05 PM

Twitter is filled with people who hate this show due to its moral ambiguity. For them, every character in a play, movie, or TV show must be sneaky clean, never selfish, and try not to get in trouble.

by Anonymousreply 85May 18, 2021 8:05 PM

[quote] I mean, does the Twitter response indicate good interest in the movie that will result in more ticket sales or a negative reaction that could mean fewer tickets being sold, or producers losing faith in the project and releasing it on a streaming service directly?

I see no real negative reaction. My twitter is trilingual, English, Spanish and Dutch and this film is trending in all of them. Mostly people excited about the story. Some people are mocking Ben's age though.

by Anonymousreply 86May 18, 2021 8:05 PM

[quote] However, as a mainstream film, it'll quickly become clear to anybody with half a brain that it's a contrived indulgent piece of shit. Christ, I loathed it.

So funny to see 50+ mocking this film. It's projected to be a major teen hit and it will be, trust me. I'll come back here later to mock you when the box office hits. This trailer is trending worldwide, you have to be an idiot to think this is gonna fail given the track record of the play and novel. This is probably Marc Platt's safest bet to success.

by Anonymousreply 87May 18, 2021 8:11 PM

R83 Well, on my twitter it is around 80 - 20 against. Some funny mocking.

by Anonymousreply 88May 18, 2021 8:18 PM

My fave.

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by Anonymousreply 89May 18, 2021 8:20 PM

Is wearing a tie with a short-sleeved shirt a "thing" somehow?

by Anonymousreply 90May 18, 2021 8:27 PM

In theaters only? Sounds like they don't think their. product is good enough for streaming.

by Anonymousreply 91May 18, 2021 8:36 PM

Twitter is an echo chamber. You follow people that share similar views as you whether you realize it or not.

I won't completely mock Twitter's opinions, they did make the Sonic the Hedgehog movie a success by completely trashing it beyond all comprehension and offering actual opinions on what they did wrong which helped the creators make it a hit.

by Anonymousreply 92May 18, 2021 8:38 PM

My problem with the show was that there was no way it could have gone on that long without him being found out. I also found the parents' reaction(s) completely false. A close friend's son committed suicide. It took them years to recover to the degree they could. There's no way those parents would have cuddled up to Hansen like that. They would have been wallowing in grief. I almost walked out.

by Anonymousreply 93May 18, 2021 8:39 PM

What R92 said.

22% of American adults use Twitter.

Big deal.

Most people don't fuss about movies like we do or Twitter does.

Back in the day, most of the critics hated Les Miserables and it became a worldwide phenomenon that time can't kill.

The point being, if something's got the magic it has the magic and it the screaming can't get in the way of it.

So get the fuck over the omnipresent Twitter. Most mortals don't give a damn.

by Anonymousreply 94May 18, 2021 8:46 PM

But Les Mis was also shut out at the Oscars and knocked by the critics. All those shiny awards really matter to Evan Hansen team. They can't be happy with this response...

by Anonymousreply 95May 18, 2021 8:50 PM

R94 Fuck off, Ben.

by Anonymousreply 96May 18, 2021 8:50 PM

I know it’s been said, but...why the hair?

by Anonymousreply 97May 18, 2021 9:03 PM

[quote] This trailer is trending worldwide, you have to be an idiot to think this is gonna fail given the track record of the play and novel.

What novel? Wasn't this a completely original piece written for the theater and not an adaptation?

by Anonymousreply 98May 18, 2021 9:11 PM

I saw this onstage (touring production) and it was fine. I like the rest of the cast, but I don’t think I can watch 2 hours of Ben Platt on a movie screen.

by Anonymousreply 99May 18, 2021 9:33 PM

This will make “Ishtar” look like a box office smash!

by Anonymousreply 100May 18, 2021 9:36 PM

It will be cancelled for glorifying gaslighting.

by Anonymousreply 101May 18, 2021 9:37 PM

R100 here. Shame on me. It will be known as “Evan’s Gate.”

by Anonymousreply 102May 18, 2021 9:39 PM

R3 He ain’t no Stockard Channing.

by Anonymousreply 103May 18, 2021 9:49 PM

Relax people, it's just a movie.

by Anonymousreply 104May 18, 2021 10:18 PM

[quote]ben platt is more insufferable and more of a fucking menace than dan levy.

You know, there are people you can talk to.

by Anonymousreply 105May 18, 2021 10:19 PM

Who knew Ben Platt had fangirls, and yet here they are in this thread whining about people being "mean".

You wanna see mean, wait until they stop making mild jokes about how old he looks once they find out his dad is producing the film. The outrage at the nepotism will show you what mean really is.

They should've hired whoever it was who did the Forbidden Broadway version.

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by Anonymousreply 106May 18, 2021 10:26 PM

look ben has a hot younger brother who is also a singer.....

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by Anonymousreply 107May 18, 2021 11:17 PM

Is "hot" what the kids use today instead of "morbidly obese?"

by Anonymousreply 108May 18, 2021 11:24 PM

r105 oh really? and who should i talk to about my opinion that ben platt is a menace? aside from a bitchy gay gossip site?

by Anonymousreply 109May 18, 2021 11:29 PM

Ben Platt looks 46.

by Anonymousreply 110May 18, 2021 11:34 PM

Has there been a quicker Broadway to film musical than this? Seems like it just opened.

by Anonymousreply 111May 18, 2021 11:53 PM

R111 If you use 2015’s off Broadway date of DEH it is six years, which is what it was from stage to screen for How to Succeed in Businesses Without Really Trying, 1961 to1967.

by Anonymousreply 112May 19, 2021 12:23 AM

The 2005 film version of The Producers was based on the 2001 musical starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick (who reprised their stage roles).

by Anonymousreply 113May 19, 2021 12:27 AM

Lauren Bacall did Applause on Broadway in 1970 and then filmed a TV version in 1973 with outfits created by Halston just for the production.

by Anonymousreply 114May 19, 2021 12:30 AM

I'd rather see and hear him.

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by Anonymousreply 115May 19, 2021 12:37 AM

Isn’t he too old for this? And Amy Adam’s and Julianne Moore seem like washed up old broads.

by Anonymousreply 116May 19, 2021 12:38 AM

Unfortunately, Amy and Julianne seem hellbent on destroying their careers by appearing in mediocre bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 117May 19, 2021 12:42 AM

Funny how none of the Broadway people I follow have posted about the trailer on their social media, though they did for In the Heights and/or West Side Story.

by Anonymousreply 118May 19, 2021 1:07 AM

[quote]Has there been a quicker Broadway to film musical than this? Seems like it just opened.

Rock of Ages -- on Broadway in 2009, onscreen in 2012.

by Anonymousreply 119May 19, 2021 1:10 AM

"In The Heights" looks like shit, how many group dance numbers can one movie have?

by Anonymousreply 120May 19, 2021 1:12 AM

That Lin Manuel queen annoys me and the trailer was awful. It looked like a bunch of flash mob dancing and lip synching. I wouldn't even tell what character we were supposed to be following.

by Anonymousreply 121May 19, 2021 1:13 AM

I had to turn off the trailer the song it was so annoying. But I watched Levi Ross all the way through. I usually hate this kind of shit but that was good.

by Anonymousreply 122May 19, 2021 1:42 AM

Julianne has always worked for money.

by Anonymousreply 123May 19, 2021 2:04 AM

[quote]You wanna see mean, wait until they stop making mild jokes about how old he looks once they find out his dad is producing the film. The outrage at the nepotism will show you what mean really is.

What are you babbling about? Who are they? You think anyone gives a shit about show biz nepotism?

by Anonymousreply 124May 19, 2021 2:10 AM

[quote] This trailer is trending worldwide, you have to be an idiot to think this is gonna fail given the track record of the play and novel.

I remember another musical trailer that trended worldwide. It was called CATS.

by Anonymousreply 125May 19, 2021 2:11 AM

Ben Platt in Pitch Perfect is meant to be older than Ben Platt in DEH.

by Anonymousreply 126May 19, 2021 2:26 AM

He has no business on a large screen.

by Anonymousreply 127May 19, 2021 2:29 AM

The Fleshlight song from Pitch Perfect reminds me of the song from DEH.

by Anonymousreply 128May 19, 2021 2:30 AM

Ben is perfectly cast if you pretend that Evan was left back....15 times.

by Anonymousreply 129May 19, 2021 2:42 AM

You mean held back, R129.

by Anonymousreply 130May 19, 2021 2:46 AM

Go write a letter of complaint to the editor of the Urban Dictionary, R130.

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by Anonymousreply 131May 19, 2021 2:51 AM

Well, he does look like someone who probably has learning disabilities.

by Anonymousreply 132May 19, 2021 3:30 AM

So I’m assuming you all want a black or Asian or Trans actor to play the role?

by Anonymousreply 133May 19, 2021 3:40 AM

Left back, held back, kept back, the key part of that phrase is back and it's clear what they all mean. R130

by Anonymousreply 134May 19, 2021 3:40 AM

He may be a better singer than Lucille Ball was but at least she had tricks for making herself look decades younger on screen.

by Anonymousreply 135May 19, 2021 3:56 AM

Evan Hansen definitely rides the short bus.

by Anonymousreply 136May 19, 2021 3:59 AM

Amy and Julianne were also in the awful Woman in the Window. Amy needs to make some better choices if she doesn't want to be the new G. Hopefully the Enchanted sequel gets good reviews and is a box office hit.

by Anonymousreply 137May 19, 2021 4:17 AM

Will he do the big drool snot cry singing final song as he did on Broadway?

by Anonymousreply 138May 19, 2021 7:12 AM

R115 Gross as he is, Ben Platt does the song much better IMO. I have no dog in this fight, just sayin...

by Anonymousreply 139May 19, 2021 7:20 AM

LOL r37. Danny Pino is a pleasant surprise but yeah... I can’t be bothered.

by Anonymousreply 140May 19, 2021 7:37 AM

R115 I don’t have any skin in this game but as an outsider looking in, Ben Platt (maybe gross, maybe old?) sings the song beautifully, much better than the boy here.

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by Anonymousreply 141May 19, 2021 7:43 AM

*Platt much better than the Ben Levi

by Anonymousreply 142May 19, 2021 7:44 AM

[quote] What novel? Wasn't this a completely original piece written for the theater and not an adaptation?

After the play became a hit, they released a novel with extended backstories etc. One of the stories is about Connor's sexuality and his romance with what I think is a college guy. He supposedly killed himself because of that. That's what comments on Youtube say anyway, haven't read it.

The film will address this issue apparently, so there's some gay content there. The Deadline article even talks about the sexual diversity of the characters. Since everyone is straight in the play, one can only speculate that the diversity has to do with Connor.

by Anonymousreply 143May 19, 2021 7:50 AM

[quote] My problem with the show was that there was no way it could have gone on that long without him being found out. I also found the parents' reaction(s) completely false. A close friend's son committed suicide. It took them years to recover to the degree they could. There's no way those parents would have cuddled up to Hansen like that. They would have been wallowing in grief. I almost walked out.

You're wrong on so many levels it's not even funny. Since you're using anecdotal evidence, so will I. My sophomore year a kid killed herself during Halloween and we only found out about it at graduation. People just assumed she left the school, she wasn't popular at all, just like Connor.

As for how the parents reacted, this is textbook grieving process. My aunt worked briefly as a grieve counselor and parents holding into anything that would connect to their kids is the most common behavior, this play doesn't even try to be anything other than psychology 101.

by Anonymousreply 144May 19, 2021 8:00 AM

*grief

by Anonymousreply 145May 19, 2021 8:01 AM

[quote]You mean held back, [R129].

Not R129, but in NY we called it left back. He was left back.

by Anonymousreply 146May 19, 2021 9:15 AM

When I wanted to commit suicide my father was like well what are you waiting for?! So I don't understand the whole the worst thing that can happen to a parent is that they lose a child especially to suicide. To my parents the relief of the death of a gay son would have been a pleasure. A fabulous catholic funeral mass and a weepy pity party repast then off to their vacation home and their social life. And of course they could dine off of it the rest of their lives and never have to tell people their son never got married. Well he was dead at 21!

by Anonymousreply 147May 19, 2021 12:20 PM

[quote] Amy needs to make some better choices if she doesn't want to be the new G.

I think Amy is learning to live life and career without her metabolism, by the looks of her.

by Anonymousreply 148May 19, 2021 12:51 PM

R143 Great, so it’ll all boil down to a bury your gays trope. Aren’t both creators gay and obliviously Ben, who I would presume to have a producer credit on this? That’s inexcusable that three of the top people on the project would fall back on that old ugly chestnut and turn this into a PSA musical.

by Anonymousreply 149May 19, 2021 1:56 PM

Is Evan Hansen Jewish?

by Anonymousreply 150May 19, 2021 1:57 PM

that is one rough ass 27 this musical sucks must he nice to have daddy to further your career

by Anonymousreply 151May 19, 2021 2:16 PM

I really wanted to see this film, but, after seeing the trailer and how hideous Platt looks, I'll pass.

by Anonymousreply 152May 19, 2021 2:20 PM

If they can manipulate and change Cats fur and CGI Tig Nataro into a movie to replace a cancelled comic, surly they have more than enough time to fix Ben’s hair before the movie launches right?

by Anonymousreply 153May 19, 2021 2:42 PM

Except they can't really do it without admitting they got it wrong to begin with, and I doubt the Platts' egos will allow that.

by Anonymousreply 154May 19, 2021 3:31 PM

For some odd reason, most people born on 3rd base like to feel like they hit a homerun based on their own merits. Ben was gifted success on a silver platter and just couldn’t imagine he wasn’t the best person to play a role for which he won a Tony, Emmy, and Grammy.

by Anonymousreply 155May 19, 2021 3:43 PM

They probably should have cast Stockard Channing as Connor's sister.

by Anonymousreply 156May 19, 2021 3:43 PM

Gabrielle Carteris was originally cast as Evan Hansen’s classmate and potential love interest, but her duties as the president of SAG-AFTRA forced her to back out.

by Anonymousreply 157May 19, 2021 3:50 PM

You can bitch and moan about nepotism but the kid is talented. How many of you could handle singing live in front of 17,000 at that age?

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by Anonymousreply 158May 19, 2021 4:18 PM

And with that face, R158!

by Anonymousreply 159May 19, 2021 4:30 PM

The reactions on this thread seem oddly personal.

by Anonymousreply 160May 19, 2021 4:46 PM

I was asked to do this film, but the role was to play a senior in high school. Honestly, I can only pass in freshman roles, perhaps sophomore, and that’s only if I’m “aged up”. Pity.

by Anonymousreply 161May 19, 2021 4:47 PM

I'm enjoying how R158's proof of his talent is his ability to go on stage in front of thousands - nothing to do with what he actually does on there.

by Anonymousreply 162May 19, 2021 4:48 PM

Platt has a gorgeous voice. That's pretty much a fact. But he's also a terrible, TERRIBLE actor and wildly inappropriate to play the role at this age and with the fact that he looks like he's got progeria.

by Anonymousreply 163May 19, 2021 7:07 PM

I do think this will end up being a really bad idea. It could join the ranks of Mame, Cats, and other misguided movie musicals. Suddenly, Barbra Streisand's Gypsy and Glenn Close's Sunset Boulevard don't seem like such a bad idea.

Does Julianne Moore's character sing? I've never pegged her as much of a singer, but I'm happy to be pleasantly surprised. I know Amy Adams has a decent voice, so I'm not too concerned about her.

by Anonymousreply 164May 19, 2021 8:35 PM

I’m just concerned that Amy’s going to take another three prong hand rake to the face again with another psychotic teen running around.

by Anonymousreply 165May 19, 2021 9:23 PM

R164 The Mother character has an amazing song in the show.

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by Anonymousreply 166May 19, 2021 9:37 PM

I hope when it comes out digitally that some one does a mash up edit between this and Woman In the Window calling it Woman Waving through A Window making Evan a deranged stalker.

by Anonymousreply 167May 19, 2021 10:00 PM

Damn, R165. That hand rake really dug deep....I thought it would rip her face off.

by Anonymousreply 168May 19, 2021 10:11 PM

R168 My take is that they took her to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital where they have very good plastic surgeons.

by Anonymousreply 169May 19, 2021 10:17 PM

I wonder if the muted response to the Politician scared Ben, and so he went crying to daddy to get this film made quickly to try and regain his career.

by Anonymousreply 170May 19, 2021 10:26 PM

I’m wondering if daddy Platt is buying time and using this hopeful win to justify casting him as Fieyro in the Wicked movie?

by Anonymousreply 171May 19, 2021 10:30 PM

Can we try to have an optimistic outlook...huh?

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by Anonymousreply 172May 19, 2021 10:38 PM

well Ben has words for us....

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by Anonymousreply 173May 19, 2021 10:49 PM

[quote]I've never pegged her

Well, I should hope not!

by Anonymousreply 174May 19, 2021 10:55 PM

R173 He seems tiresome.

by Anonymousreply 175May 19, 2021 10:57 PM

[quote]I wonder if the muted response to the Politician scared Ben, and so he went crying to daddy to get this film made quickly to try and regain his career.

Playing another high schooler is a choice.

by Anonymousreply 176May 19, 2021 11:04 PM

It's never a good sign when you whine this early in the process.

by Anonymousreply 177May 19, 2021 11:06 PM

I watched a few minutes of the bootleg, it was all I could handle. He has Tourette’s right? Why did he sing the word “waving” in a falsetto voice, but none of the other parts? And he cries and gets snotty during his song? I watched this overly long developed video where a voice expert ripped AnnE’s performance in Les Miz to shreds because of her crying, that it’s the worst thing a Broadway perform can do since crying produces mucus which is counter productive to having a good clear voice while singing. Also, person who has bootlegs, do you have one of Jagged Little Pill, I’ve become obsessed with Antonio Cipriano. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 178May 19, 2021 11:10 PM

R178 No.

by Anonymousreply 179May 19, 2021 11:11 PM

This headline was written by a DLer.

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by Anonymousreply 180May 19, 2021 11:14 PM

[quote]And he cries and gets snotty during his song?

Half his stage time was occupied by rubbing off snot in his sleeve, like a five-year old. It was bizarre.

by Anonymousreply 181May 19, 2021 11:22 PM

Ben Platt and Jonathan Groff in MUCUS WARS!

by Anonymousreply 182May 19, 2021 11:45 PM

Groff is hot and talented and very appealing. And doesn't have a powerful father who is financing his career.

The opposite of Ben Platt on almost every level. Except the mucus.

by Anonymousreply 183May 20, 2021 12:21 AM

[quote]Why did he sing the word “waving” in a falsetto voice, but none of the other parts?

Because that's how the song is written and he was directed to. Do you actually think Broadway performers just wing it and do what they want?

by Anonymousreply 184May 20, 2021 12:26 AM

In fairness to Ben, he really looks like a high school student.

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by Anonymousreply 186May 20, 2021 12:37 AM

R173 The ego he must have to think it wasn't going to get that reaction...and to actually tweet that. Mind you, he actually compared playing Evan to Hamlet, so...

R178 Nope, no Tourettes, just how Ben thinks he should act a part which is suggested to have some form of mental illness. I'm genuinely surprised no-one criticised his performance, given it's like someone playing a 1950s stereotype of someone with mental illness.

by Anonymousreply 187May 20, 2021 1:22 AM

R181 Which is going to make his performance even harder to bear during the movie - it doesn't look like he's adapted it at all to suit the fact he looks like an adult amongst children.

Still basically no social media reaction from a bunch of Broadway figures, including at least one who's actually in the film.

by Anonymousreply 188May 20, 2021 1:27 AM

This film will join Hillbilly Elegy and Woman in Window on... Netflix... and more Razzie for Amy

by Anonymousreply 189May 20, 2021 1:34 AM

Marc Platt's hot son Jonah played Fiyero, he can sing too.

Why do the movie going masses get Ben instead?

by Anonymousreply 190May 20, 2021 1:36 AM

Colton Ryan plays Connor, the high school student who kills himself. He currently is age 25, which is 2 years younger than Ben. I have no idea if they applied any de-aging software to Colton as they did for Ben.

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by Anonymousreply 191May 20, 2021 1:42 AM

R190 Pretty obvious who's dad's favourite.

by Anonymousreply 192May 20, 2021 1:47 AM

Ben's age isn't the only twitter 'whoa'...

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by Anonymousreply 193May 20, 2021 2:36 AM
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by Anonymousreply 194May 20, 2021 2:52 AM

[quote]If Platt wins The Oscar, he would have won a Tony, Emmy and Grammy for the role.

How did he win an Emmy?

by Anonymousreply 195May 20, 2021 2:57 AM

He won an Emmy for going on some morning show and singing a song from the musical to promote it.

by Anonymousreply 196May 20, 2021 3:48 AM

I was tearing up at the suicide and letter hand off. When he started singing, it took me out of it. IDK about this one. I feel like we have the entire movie in that trailer.

by Anonymousreply 197May 20, 2021 3:58 AM

Even I know when someone is too old for a part and no amount of airbrushing will change it. I’m looking at you, Ben- with my less squinting eye.

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by Anonymousreply 198May 20, 2021 4:06 AM

I still can't get over the fact that the guy who created Dream Curly in the original production of Oklahoma has a son in his 20s. Talk about a late in life child.

by Anonymousreply 199May 20, 2021 4:12 AM

Umm....

by Anonymousreply 200May 20, 2021 6:36 AM

[quote]How did he win an Emmy?

Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program Today (1952) And the cast of Dear Evan Hansen. "You Will Be Found"

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by Anonymousreply 201May 20, 2021 9:41 AM

Does Evan Hansen have Progeria?

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by Anonymousreply 202May 20, 2021 10:41 AM

Ben might be too old for the role, but no one really wants to see a homely, acne-afflicted teenager like Andrew Barth Feldman on the big screen either.

by Anonymousreply 203May 20, 2021 10:51 AM

R203 Plus he's incredibly annoying. Hopefully they keep him restricted to the Disney Channel now

by Anonymousreply 204May 20, 2021 1:05 PM

Is there a role for a younger, classier sister? Call my agent. Who, coincidentally, has the same number as moi!

by Anonymousreply 205May 20, 2021 1:09 PM

There are plenty of young twink actors in the world who can sing those songs and could have played this part. Dime a dozen.

But no they needed 40 year old Ben platt in a brunette orphan Annie wig to do it.

by Anonymousreply 206May 20, 2021 1:24 PM

I agree the entire movie seems to be in the trailer.

Also, Ben Platt was perfectly okay in the first "Pitch Perfect" movie. A little side part, where he was kinda creepy and weird. It fit him well.

Dunno about this. I'm not as negative as most of you and most of the responses, but I also have no real desire to see it... though I probably eventually will some day when it hits cable. I mean, I eventually saw "La La Land", and it was awful.

by Anonymousreply 207May 20, 2021 1:41 PM

I could have played his best friend, but no one called me.

by Anonymousreply 208May 20, 2021 3:18 PM

The CGI to make Ben Platt look young sort of wanders into the uncanny valley. He doesn't look like a kid. He looks like someone much older than himself who has some kind of medical condition that causes him to resemble a younger person--the kind of thing you'd see on Phil Donahue.

by Anonymousreply 209May 21, 2021 12:25 AM

What is this thing all about? I get that Ben Platt is nervous and socially awkward. How was his arm broken? Did Connor do it? And why did Connor write his name on the cast? Who is Connor, anyway? He's good-looking. So, why no friends? Why did he kill himeself? Were they gay? Closeted? Where are the gay angles to this or are there any? I need answers and want spoilers. Please feed me, Daddies!

by Anonymousreply 210May 21, 2021 12:53 AM

Will there be nudity? Why has no one asked the most important question?

by Anonymousreply 211May 21, 2021 1:10 AM

R210 The show is posted above.

by Anonymousreply 212May 21, 2021 1:32 AM

The show is very precious, cloying and dare I say, maudlin... and now it is compounded by being “woke” with these extra characters expanded, played by POC (who are also way too old, but that’s another story). I will not be stunned and amazed because there are no trans black women involved.

by Anonymousreply 213May 21, 2021 5:49 AM

Who is POC?

by Anonymousreply 214May 21, 2021 9:16 AM

Ms Roxane Gay is perplexed:

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by Anonymousreply 215May 21, 2021 9:22 AM

The CGI looks so awkward. Platt's facial features look so blurry while the rest of the film is ... well, not. And I highly doubt the viewer gets used to that. It's like that old trick old Hollywood used where they put vaseline on the lense to make old actresses look "young".

by Anonymousreply 216May 21, 2021 9:29 AM

[quote]He looks like someone much older than himself who has some kind of medical condition that causes him to resemble a younger person--the kind of thing you'd see on Phil Donahue.

Or perhaps, R209, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

And WW for R213.

by Anonymousreply 217May 21, 2021 9:41 AM

So much hate for poor Ben Platt . Will she become the male version of Lea Michele?

by Anonymousreply 218May 21, 2021 10:35 AM

It is not cgi. It's vaseline on the lens. The cameraman got the idea watching too many Doris day movies and Lucy in Mame. He put it on with a trowel.

by Anonymousreply 219May 21, 2021 12:19 PM

Glenn, take note. You may want to rethink Sunset Blvd.

by Anonymousreply 220May 21, 2021 12:40 PM

What are you talking about, R220? Glenn Close was born to play a washed up actress whose best days are far behind her.

by Anonymousreply 221May 21, 2021 12:44 PM

I think the problem was that instead of actually putting the Vaseline on the lens they just put heaps of it on Ben’s face, that’s why it moves around so much and seems to be melting in some shots.

by Anonymousreply 222May 21, 2021 12:55 PM

You will be found Evan Hansen, underneath all that Vaseline.

by Anonymousreply 223May 21, 2021 12:56 PM

R214 Amandla Stenberg will be taking on the role of POC and apparently gets a song as well, I assume some ode, lament, call and response or gospel tinged rousing anthem of BLM to shoehorn it all into the plot.

by Anonymousreply 224May 21, 2021 1:00 PM

This is Cats all over again, isn't it? Hollywood never learns.

The seriousness of the movie will be overshadowed by the, or or less childish, mockery of how much effort was put to make Platt look younger. Culminating in a mocking "Release the Butthole Cut" like meme.

by Anonymousreply 225May 21, 2021 1:02 PM

Sorry,

more or less childish,

by Anonymousreply 226May 21, 2021 1:03 PM

They really should have gone the Chicago route where it’s all just a movie fantasy in his mind and he’s a middle age man thinking back on high school making a movie for his powerful Broadway and Hollywood producer father. You know, a meta film.

by Anonymousreply 227May 21, 2021 1:08 PM

[quote]Glenn Close was born to play a washed up actress whose best days are far behind her.

Unfortunately she's now too washed up and her best days too far behind her to play a washed up actress whose best days are far behind her.

by Anonymousreply 228May 21, 2021 1:16 PM

R213 So they only cast POC to be woke? Couldn't possibly be because that person was the best person for the role? Fuck off.

by Anonymousreply 229May 21, 2021 1:27 PM

[quote]My problem with the show was that there was no way it could have gone on that long without him being found out. I also found the parents' reaction(s) completely false. A close friend's son committed suicide. It took them years to recover to the degree they could. There's no way those parents would have cuddled up to Hansen like that. They would have been wallowing in grief. I almost walked out.

R93, your second point is sound, but why do you say there was no way it could have gone on that long without the truth coming out? The only reason it does eventually come out is that Evan finally tells the truth because he can't stand the lying anymore. The ONLY other person who knows the truth is his friend (I forget the character's name), so unless one of the two boys cracked, the secret would presumably be safe forever.

by Anonymousreply 230May 21, 2021 1:27 PM

What is Evan’s I Want song?

by Anonymousreply 231May 21, 2021 1:42 PM

I haven’t seen it, but isn’t Connor’s ghost a character? Why isn’t he the one to secretly out him after he co-op his life, family and sister, he hates Evan and would want him exposed anyway and would justify the supernatural thriller element.

by Anonymousreply 232May 21, 2021 1:44 PM

What did Connor's suicide note (actually written by Evan to himself) say?

[quote] Dear Evan Hansen,

[quote] Turns out this wasn’t an amazing day after all. This isn’t going to be an amazing week or an amazing year, because why would it be?

[quote] I know, because there’s Zoe, and all my hope is pinned on Zoe, who I don’t even know, and doesn’t know me. Maybe if I could just talk to her. Maybe nothing would be different at all. I wish everything was different.

[quote] I wish I was part of something. I wish that anything I said mattered to anyone. I mean face it, would anyone notice if I just disappeared tomorrow?

[quote] Sincerely, Your most best, and dearest friend, Me

Seems like this letter would deeply hurt Zoe, Connor's sister, if Connor was thought to be the author. And Evan had to know that.

by Anonymousreply 233May 21, 2021 5:34 PM

Sounds like Hanson is too serious to go the Grease route. It would be like doing Lord of the Flies with 20 somethings. Ben being so defensive realizes that the ship has sailed for him being right for the role on film.

by Anonymousreply 234May 21, 2021 6:43 PM

What a shitty thing to do: call un-famous member of the public "randos." Like they are interchangeable and don't matter because they aren't celebrities.

What an asshole.

by Anonymousreply 235May 21, 2021 7:19 PM

R234 How did the Hanson brothers get dragged into this?

by Anonymousreply 236May 21, 2021 7:24 PM

You know, I’m thinking, maybe what was wrong with the Cats movie was it was woke enough?

by Anonymousreply 237May 21, 2021 7:25 PM

Weren't half the cats POCs?

by Anonymousreply 238May 21, 2021 8:06 PM

[quote]Seems like this letter would deeply hurt Zoe, Connor's sister, if Connor was thought to be the author. And Evan had to know that.

Yes, and anyway, why would Connor have written this about his sister: "All my hope is pinned on Zoe." Why would a brother have written that about his sister, whether she's older or younger than him? (I'm not sure which, I don't remember.) It makes perfect sense for a guy who's not a member of the family and in love with Zoe (i.e., Evan) to write that about her, but what did Connor's parents and everyone else think he meant with that phrasing, since they assume it was Connor who wrote the letter?

Just another plot hole in DEH, I guess. Like the fact that nobody ever addresses a letter to a friend by using that friend's full first and last name. Nobody. Ever.

by Anonymousreply 239May 21, 2021 9:38 PM

[quote] (The Letter, supposedly written by Connor:) ...there’s Zoe, and all my hope is pinned on Zoe, who I don’t even know, and doesn’t know me.

I guess it makes sense that Connor doesn't even know Zoe and Zoe doesn't know who he has become, especially when played Mike Faist in the play.

The part where "Connor" says "all my hope is pinned on Zoe" should trigger a big wave of survivor guilt in Zoe, and I don't remember if that part was even handled in the play. If someone wrote a suicide note that mentioned me as his only hope, I would be in therapy.

Anyway, the text of that letter is what appeared in the play. They may have adjusted it for the movie. We'll see.

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by Anonymousreply 240May 21, 2021 11:04 PM

I find it interesting that people seem to be focused on Platt's age and looks, vs the fact that his career has essentially been gifted by his rich and influential father. Online posters suggesting there 'are so many other actors that would have been a better Evan!' are, incredibly, not taking into account that his father produced not only the play but the film.

by Anonymousreply 241May 22, 2021 1:05 AM

[quote] Culminating in a mocking "Release the Butthole Cut" like meme.

I think I speak for everyone here when I say we really, really do NOT want to see a Butthole Cut of Dear Evan Hansen.

by Anonymousreply 242May 22, 2021 1:14 AM

[quote]I find it interesting that people seem to be focused on Platt's age and looks, vs the fact that his career has essentially been gifted by his rich and influential father. Online posters suggesting there 'are so many other actors that would have been a better Evan!' are, incredibly, not taking into account that his father produced not only the play but the film.

First of all, some people may not be aware that his father produced the show and the film. But also, many people feel that BP gave an excellent performance in the Broadway show and certainly seemed age-appropriate for the part, with the help of the distance of the stage. Because so many people loved his performance in the show, they didn't hold it against him that his dad was the producer, whereas if he had not been able to hack it in the show, you can bet that fact would have received a LOT more attention.

Now that BP is recreating the role in the more literal medium of film -- with, you know, closeups -- five years after he opened in the show on Broadway, and with a wig or hairstyle that many people see to find risible, it's only natural that BP's age and looks are going to be the main focus of comment. Don't you think?

by Anonymousreply 243May 22, 2021 1:36 AM

Interestingly somebody pointed out on ATC that Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer and Ann-Margret in their 'teen' musicals were as close to being teens as Platt is to being 30. It will be interesting if somebody fesses up on what they did to make Platt look younger. Hair, make-up, cgi, a stocking over the lens?

by Anonymousreply 244May 22, 2021 1:44 AM

His dad didn't produce the theatrical production, just the film. But still, he's obviously aided Ben's career all along. Like buying the film rights to DEH.

by Anonymousreply 245May 22, 2021 2:24 AM

Ben sang it well, but he acted it appallingly.

by Anonymousreply 246May 22, 2021 2:26 AM

Uh huh. By the way, where do you keep your Tony R246?

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by Anonymousreply 247May 22, 2021 2:58 AM

Just how much does the poor guy need to be roasted for having given a really great performance?

by Anonymousreply 248May 22, 2021 4:44 AM

Overrated..Ugly.....And I have seen spittle come out of his mouth when singing live in YT videos...He looks ridiculous trying to pass as a HIGH SCHOOLER...Geez....

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by Anonymousreply 249May 22, 2021 5:08 AM

[quote] Just how much does the poor guy need to be roasted for having given a really great performance?

Until you stop lying.

by Anonymousreply 250May 22, 2021 7:52 AM

I want to see Deer Evan Hansen.

by Anonymousreply 251May 22, 2021 8:45 AM

And of course if the letter had really been written by a high school student today - it wouldn't be a letter. It would be a text or instagram....and it would have been spelled incorrectly: Dere Evin Hansin.

by Anonymousreply 252May 22, 2021 1:30 PM

[quote]And I have seen spittle come out of his mouth when singing live in YT videos

Don't they have live performances there in Bumfucke? Many, many performers let loose while singing. People in the front row of "Spring Awakening" could have used ponchos when Jonathan Groff came down front.

by Anonymousreply 253May 22, 2021 1:30 PM

Based on the online response this movie is fucked.

by Anonymousreply 254May 22, 2021 1:47 PM

It looks so jarring because the rest of the supporting cast look closer to age appropriate. Stockard Channing is easy to accept within the universe Grease sets up because most of her co-stars look to be a similar age. That and Rizzo's a world-weary type, so seeming a bit older suits her.

by Anonymousreply 255May 22, 2021 2:07 PM

[quote]And of course if the letter had really been written by a high school student today - it wouldn't be a letter. It would be a text or instagram....and it would have been spelled incorrectly: Dere Evin Hansin.

PLUS, I doubt that many, or any, present-day high schoolers begin letters or emails or texts of whatever with "Dear," and it's certainly not something that the sullen, troubled, anti-social Connor would have written.

[quote]It looks so jarring because the rest of the supporting cast look closer to age appropriate. Stockard Channing is easy to accept within the universe Grease sets up because most of her co-stars look to be a similar age. That and Rizzo's a world-weary type, so seeming a bit older suits her.

I think this is spot on. Good for you!

by Anonymousreply 256May 22, 2021 2:33 PM

It must not be a good week in the Platt house, but god knows, they'l just all stay all over social media because we're supposed to care...

by Anonymousreply 257May 22, 2021 5:05 PM

I feel sorry for Noah Galvin having to talk Ben off the ledge every five minutes. I bet he's in a really "Fuck My Life" mood right now.

by Anonymousreply 258May 22, 2021 5:09 PM

Remember Noah’s hole pics?

by Anonymousreply 259May 22, 2021 5:38 PM

R258 Meh, Noah's a cunt too so they deserve each other.

by Anonymousreply 260May 22, 2021 6:02 PM

The person most excited for this film is Stockard Channing. She'll no longer be considered the oldest-looking teen in movie history.

by Anonymousreply 261May 22, 2021 6:04 PM

Was Stockard mocked this much for Grease?

by Anonymousreply 262May 22, 2021 6:05 PM

R262 If only we had social media back then she would have been.

by Anonymousreply 263May 22, 2021 6:14 PM

[quote]Was Stockard mocked this much for Grease?

No; by the time "Grease" was released, casting over-30s as teenagers was the norm (eg, "Happy Days", "Welcome Back, Kotter").

by Anonymousreply 264May 22, 2021 6:23 PM

I wonder if he deleted that defensive tweet because he realized it was a bad idea or people behind the movie call him.

by Anonymousreply 265May 22, 2021 6:42 PM

R265 If Ben was capable of realising things are bad ideas he would never have done the film in the first place.

by Anonymousreply 266May 22, 2021 6:47 PM

I hope the rest of the cast has as flat an ass as Ben- so it’s not as distracting as the preview. If his eyes were set any closer he’d be Cyclops.

by Anonymousreply 267May 22, 2021 7:52 PM

What’s Mike Faist up to these days? Love his luscious hair and lean dancer body (former Newsie). Movie Connor looks cute too, but Mike has a particularly unique look I like.

by Anonymousreply 268May 22, 2021 11:03 PM

Can we get back to the hole?

by Anonymousreply 269May 22, 2021 11:34 PM

Okay, these two together looks like a NAMBLA recruitment poster....

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by Anonymousreply 270May 22, 2021 11:36 PM

this one will make you puke...

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by Anonymousreply 271May 22, 2021 11:43 PM

R271 = Noah is a HERO for coming out against Bryan Singer and TRYING to expose him.....

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by Anonymousreply 272May 23, 2021 3:08 AM

Noah Galvin looks like Ryan O'Connell on Special. The only difference is Ryan has Cerebral Palsy and also wears really thick glasses that make his eyes (and strabismus) look freakishly magnified. Noah is just hideous.

by Anonymousreply 273May 23, 2021 4:59 AM

R273 Wait til you see his hole.

by Anonymousreply 274May 23, 2021 6:04 AM

Oh, I've seen it. It looks like his face.

by Anonymousreply 275May 23, 2021 6:41 AM

R270 I don’t know what cosplay they are into based on those outfits, but it makes me uncomfortable.

by Anonymousreply 276May 23, 2021 8:54 AM

[quote]I'll go to see it just to see if Julianne Moore - seriously can sing.

Will she be doing her own singing or will someone be dubbing her? I didn't know she was known for being able to sing as well as act.

[quote]If Platt wins The Oscar, he would have won a Tony, Emmy and Grammy for the role.

If he's nominated, I could see this becoming the meme promoted by the studio to Academy voters -- i.e., "if Platt wins the Oscar, he'll be the first actor to EGOT for the same role!"

by Anonymousreply 277May 23, 2021 3:17 PM

I believe that Evan's mother sings almost as much as he does in the play. It's an important, singing part, and they didn't give it to Amy Adams for some reason.

Can Julianne sing? She played an opera star in some movie and was dubbed, but she also played a singer in "What Maisie Knew" and there was a soundtrack album where she sings about 2 songs.

Here's one song at link. I'm still not sure she can sing well enough for role, but maybe it's all been fixed in studio.

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by Anonymousreply 278May 23, 2021 3:58 PM

Here's a video of some actresess who have played Evan's mom in different tours singing one of the mother's big songs.

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by Anonymousreply 279May 23, 2021 4:02 PM

"They used to shoot Shirley Temple through gauze. They should be shooting me through linoleum."

by Anonymousreply 280May 23, 2021 4:07 PM

I'm old (in gay years, anyway) and I used to love musical theater, but don't really like this kind of show, anyway. I was also a theater kid when they weren't whiny or melodramatic (see quote from another poster, below).

[quote]DEH became a cult musical theatre hit as it legitimised the whiny self-affirmation and melodrama craved by theatre kids.

I'm not qualified to say much about the show, I don't know Ben Platt. But he literally looks like he's in his 30s. I've liked a couple of teen shows on TV and they do have actors in their late 20s or 30s playing high school kids, at times - but they're convincing. This is pretty tragic casting. I also don't think I'd care to look at that face for 2 hours, unless he was a total genius, and playing someone his own age.

I think rather than Ben Levi Ross or someone else from the show (or from New York) they may have been wiser to cast a Hollywood kid, like an actual younger guy who's a good film actor, because movies are a different medium and people in them have to be liked by the camera, as well as believably cast.

by Anonymousreply 281May 23, 2021 4:48 PM

[quote]If he's nominated, I could see this becoming the meme promoted by the studio to Academy voters -- i.e., "if Platt wins the Oscar, he'll be the first actor to EGOT for the same role!"

Make that EGGGOT for the same role.

by Anonymousreply 282May 23, 2021 5:08 PM

Does Noah ever fuck Ben?

by Anonymousreply 283May 23, 2021 7:11 PM

[quote] What’s Mike Faist up to these days?

Faist is playing Riff in West Side Story.

by Anonymousreply 284May 23, 2021 7:23 PM

R284 Movie or Broadway?

by Anonymousreply 285May 23, 2021 7:32 PM

R285 Movie.

by Anonymousreply 286May 23, 2021 7:34 PM

There's a few videos which are claimed to be of Noah out there too, including one of him pushing a load out, and another of him getting fucked and asking the top "you like that faggot hole?". The big question is whether these were recorded before or after he and Ben started dating. And no, the top isn't Ben.

by Anonymousreply 287May 23, 2021 7:54 PM

The link would help, wouldn't it?

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by Anonymousreply 288May 23, 2021 7:56 PM

R288 Isn't there one of Noah on a bed, presenting hole, and some random enters and fucks him?

by Anonymousreply 289May 23, 2021 7:57 PM

[quote]If Platt wins The Oscar, he would have won a Tony, Emmy and Grammy for the role.

Daytime Emmys won't count, I think.

Best avoid such travesty altogether.

by Anonymousreply 290May 23, 2021 8:15 PM

Unfortunately, they do count. And Cynthia Erivo also has 3 of the 4 awards for playing the same role, as do Katrina Lenk and Ariel Sta'chel. But the daytime emmys got rid of the category after they realized how many people were coming so close to being EGOTS.

by Anonymousreply 291May 23, 2021 8:17 PM

R287 amazing thank you for your service

by Anonymousreply 292May 23, 2021 8:18 PM

[quote]I think rather than Ben Levi Ross or someone else from the show (or from New York) they may have been wiser to cast a Hollywood kid, like an actual younger guy who's a good film actor, because movies are a different medium and people in them have to be liked by the camera, as well as believably cast.

The cold hard fact is that the only reason this movie is getting made is because daddy Platt decided to produce it as a vehicle for Ben Platt. There was never even the remotest chance of somebody else being considered for the Evan role in it. The movie exists only to satisfy Ben Platt's ego.

by Anonymousreply 293May 23, 2021 8:20 PM

[quote] And Cynthia Erivo also has 3 of the 4 awards for playing the same role, as do Katrina Lenk and Ariel Sta'chel.

Also Rachel Bay Jones for playing Evan's mom on Broadway. Three awards for the same role, same as Ben.

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by Anonymousreply 294May 23, 2021 8:23 PM

You're correct. I forgot about RBJ. I knew I was missing someone.

by Anonymousreply 295May 23, 2021 8:26 PM

R289 I may be mistaken, but I think the one you're thinking of is from some scammer who pretended he was fucking a celeb, and everyone pretty much assumed it was Noah for whatever reason. But the guy who posted it is a scammer, catfisher, blackmailer, and all round freak (in the bad sense), so zero reason to believe he's telling the truth about it being a celeb in the first place.

by Anonymousreply 296May 23, 2021 8:44 PM

Noah’s hole is the hallway, Ben’s dick is the Vienna sausage.

by Anonymousreply 297May 23, 2021 8:47 PM

What did RBJ do to piss off Ben that she didn’t get carried over into the movie too based on those credentials?

by Anonymousreply 298May 23, 2021 8:53 PM

No one ever heard of her, that's what she did.

by Anonymousreply 299May 23, 2021 8:55 PM

R298 She was good.

by Anonymousreply 300May 23, 2021 8:56 PM

Two guys review the trailer of DEH. One knew about the story of the show, the other did not.

They explain why they are crying after see it at timemark 6:00.

The content/story seems to be what is getting to them.

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by Anonymousreply 301May 23, 2021 9:28 PM

I don't think a Grammy win for the cast recording of your show should count as your Grammy win. In fact, they should be stricter about those things, like only counting the top prizes.

Emmy = acting, writing, directing, producing only Grammy = singing, writing, producing only Oscar = acting, writing, directing, producing only Tony = acting, writing, directing, producing only

This makes it tougher and a more rewarding feat. As it is, it's like they're handing out gold stars to anyone.

by Anonymousreply 302May 23, 2021 9:44 PM

REFORMATTED: I don't think a Grammy win for the cast recording of your show should count as your Grammy win. In fact, they should be stricter about those things, like only counting the top prizes.

Emmy = acting, writing, directing, producing only

Grammy = singing, writing, producing only

Oscar = acting, writing, directing, producing only

Tony = acting, writing, directing, producing only

This makes it tougher and a more rewarding feat. As it is, it's like they're handing out gold stars to anyone.

by Anonymousreply 303May 23, 2021 9:45 PM

I definitely don't think a daytime emmy should count.

by Anonymousreply 304May 23, 2021 9:52 PM

Well, thankfully the Golden Globe isn’t part of this exhalation!

by Anonymousreply 305May 23, 2021 10:07 PM

[quote]I don't think a Grammy win for the cast recording of your show should count as your Grammy win. In fact, they should be stricter about those things, like only counting the top prizes.

But who are "they?" It's totally a matter of personal opinion whether a Grammy for a cast recording should "count," or a daytime Emmy for an appearance on a TV doing a song from a Broadway show should "count." And though I'm sure people like Cynthia Erivo and Ben Platt will not hesitate to claim themselves as EGOTs as soon as possible, that doesn't mean you or I or anyone else has to buy into it.

by Anonymousreply 306May 23, 2021 10:22 PM

The performer inclusion for Grammys is a very new thing. It used to just be the album producer who got the award. Then it included composers and then performers.

by Anonymousreply 307May 23, 2021 11:35 PM

R307 It is a very nonexistent thing now.

by Anonymousreply 308May 23, 2021 11:42 PM

No it isn't, R308. What changed was they got rid of the Daytime Emmy category. The Grammys have not changed from their current standing.

by Anonymousreply 309May 23, 2021 11:44 PM

Noah Galvin is so cute as the little Orthodox outcast resident on The Good Doctor, I wish they would create a sequel he could star in.

by Anonymousreply 310May 24, 2021 12:17 AM

R310, I would've much preferred him as Freddie Highmore's love interest than that boring Leah chick he's been with.

by Anonymousreply 311May 24, 2021 12:41 AM

Scott Rudin get himself a Grammy by nominating himself as a producer of Book of Mormon. Not that kind of producer, Scott, but of course he still got it. It was also that year (2012) when they started giving awards to the principals

by Anonymousreply 312May 24, 2021 12:49 AM

Rachel Bay Jones was really good as the mom. You got a sense of how hard she was trying to reach Evan, and failing.

by Anonymousreply 313May 24, 2021 1:09 AM

I really don't understand Ben Platt. If he doesn't want people to ridicule him as a rich kid whose daddy is buying him a career, why not tell his father to back off? It's not like he doesn't actually have talent and probably could've made it in the business on his own. He should learn to tell his father thanks but no thanks.

by Anonymousreply 314May 24, 2021 5:13 AM

R314 Oh...you didn't see his concert, did you?

by Anonymousreply 315May 24, 2021 5:15 AM

Ariel Sta'chel is modestly talented and I thought he was hot as hell in The Band's Visit, for which he won a Featured Tony. I don't expect him to have a major career but I certainly enjoyed seeing him.

by Anonymousreply 316May 24, 2021 5:30 AM

Sta'chel's Tony award was one of the worst wins in a long time. Not because he was bad, but because he did absolutely NOTHING. My guess is many of the Tony voters skipped Spongebob SquarePants and just voted for Stac'hel because there was no one else, but Gavin Lee was wonderful in Spongebob (which was a truly awful show), and should have easily won.

by Anonymousreply 317May 24, 2021 6:29 AM

I have no idea what the play is about but The Trailer looks like a FAT 33 YEAR OLD MAN is trying to sneak into a High School and pretend to be a student...Am I close?...Does he get caught?

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by Anonymousreply 318May 24, 2021 6:42 AM

[quote]Gavin Lee was wonderful in Spongebob (which was a truly awful show), and should have easily won.

Gavin did deserved the Tony but Spongebob is a clever funny musical comedy which should have won Best Musical.

by Anonymousreply 319May 24, 2021 8:08 AM

R318 I get your point, that shot of him leering at half naked guys in the locker room made me very nervous.

by Anonymousreply 320May 24, 2021 8:13 AM

Back to point, Ben would not want any of the original cast back. They fucking rocked, and supported him so well.

Ben and Dad would not allow anyone to distract. From him.

And that will be the problem. Good, and assured performers allow the other actors in a show to feed the, and make thw show better.

Ben doesn't play that. OR allow that. On Screen. Now.

by Anonymousreply 321May 24, 2021 12:59 PM

I totally understand not wanting stage actors in a film adaptation. They often come off broad and actor-y when the camera's right on top of them. So if the rest of the original cast was passed over, I get it. But dear God, Platt looks he’s actually giving a BIGGER and even more mannered performance in the film.

by Anonymousreply 322May 24, 2021 1:56 PM

I think that one headline should read Noah Galvin and Ben Platt are DATED.

by Anonymousreply 323May 24, 2021 2:03 PM

R322 Words fail. Watch the bootleg of the show I posted above. They serve the text. They are all very very good.

by Anonymousreply 324May 24, 2021 2:23 PM

You will be found…eating dinner at Golden Corral at 4:30.

by Anonymousreply 325May 24, 2021 2:29 PM

R325 I think you have something there, if Ben would have play the role as a girl he could easier have carried off looking younger, “Dear Evana Hansen,” they could have shoehorned in the lesbian relationship with the sister and scored more woke points.

by Anonymousreply 326May 24, 2021 3:06 PM

[quote]I get your point, that shot of him leering at half naked guys in the locker room made me very nervous

Leering? He's clearly horrified he has to be there, and yes, schools forced everyone to do gym, and completely out of his element. If I didn't have to be anywhere near my gym when I was in school I'd have been be alot happier.

by Anonymousreply 327May 24, 2021 3:36 PM

[quote]If I didn't have to be anywhere near my gym when I was in school I'd have been be alot happier.

If you'd spent more time in English class, you would've learned that "alot" is not a word.

by Anonymousreply 328May 24, 2021 3:37 PM

They don't have gym in school anymore? Jesus, liberals are turning our young people into wimps in more ways than one. No wonder they get easily triggered.

by Anonymousreply 329May 24, 2021 3:46 PM

R329 = Megan McCain.....

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by Anonymousreply 330May 24, 2021 10:01 PM

[quote]r301, thanks for the link, I watch their videos sometimes.

As they mentioned in the video, the reason that DEH resonates so deeply is that it captures that feeling of being adrift and totally out of place, the feeling of crushing loneliness that so many experienced during high school and, for quite a few of us, well after. There is room for debate about its effectiveness but many, myself included, thought it hit the target. So, whilst I might wonder why they chose such an awful hairdo for Plattt, it won't stop me from enjoying the film because the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

by Anonymousreply 331May 25, 2021 12:23 AM

[quote]totally out of place, the feeling of crushing loneliness that so many experienced during high school

Except in this, there's a really good reason that the guy who looks like he's in his thirties should feel out of place in high school. Platt's arrogance in allowing (read: demanding) himself to be cast will completely undermine the entire story.

They could've at least mitigated it a bit by casting actors into the other high school roles who look older. But instead it's like they all couldn't mention the elephant in the room and had to pretend this was all normal.

by Anonymousreply 332May 25, 2021 1:46 AM

They did try to mitigate the age issue a bit by casting 60-year old Julianne Moore as Evan's mom.

Here's an article that discusses the ages of the cast compared to the high-schoolers they play.

Platt (Evan)- age 27, playing 17

Colton Ryan (Connor) - age 25, playing 17

Kaitlyn Dever (Zoe) - age 22, playing 16

Nik Dodani (Jared) - age 26, playing (probably) 17

Amandla Stenberg (Alana) - age 22 playing 17

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by Anonymousreply 333May 25, 2021 2:05 AM

R333 = The problem isn't a 27 year old playing a 17 year old....The problem is the 27 year old looks 37 playing a 17 year old...Don't ask me to suspend belief because the FAT SLOB you picked looks like a creepy adult man walking around a high school pretending to be a student...........

by Anonymousreply 334May 25, 2021 2:16 AM

Are we sure Daddy Platt isn't covering up Ben's real age? I find it hard to believe he's only 27.

by Anonymousreply 335May 25, 2021 2:54 AM

[quote]If you'd spent more time in English class, you would've learned that "alot" is not a word.

R328 Isn't "you'd" the contraction for "you would"? So you're saying, "if you would spent". Shouldn't it be, "if you'd have spent"?

by Anonymousreply 336May 25, 2021 4:01 AM

*If you're using "you'd" to mean, "you had", though, that's correct.

by Anonymousreply 337May 25, 2021 4:03 AM

DEH releases new TV spot featuring Ben Platt performing "Waving Through A Window":

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by Anonymousreply 338May 27, 2021 8:57 PM

I'm really feeling like this movie will end in tears for everyone involved. Movie musicals are so fucking hard to get right and no one seems to have ever been to figure out exactly why. The best ones are insanely good and the bad ones reach depths of horror and boredom you can't even imagine.

by Anonymousreply 339May 27, 2021 9:27 PM

Why am I picturing a short bus student Evan in the window flapping his arms at strangers in self stimulation?

by Anonymousreply 340May 27, 2021 9:29 PM

Can’t they get a more attractive lead ?

by Anonymousreply 341May 27, 2021 9:33 PM

It they could put Tig Nataro into that Zombie Las Vegas movie seamlessly, I’m sure they can do it here too, if need be call Zack Snyder in with his ability to redo movies after the fact.

by Anonymousreply 342May 27, 2021 9:36 PM

Waving Through a Window- with the blinds closed, hopefully.

by Anonymousreply 343May 27, 2021 9:41 PM

You mean we could have gotten a Hugh Jackman Evan movie?

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by Anonymousreply 344May 28, 2021 12:49 AM

I’m available to “ghost” Mr. Platt!

by Anonymousreply 345May 28, 2021 7:29 AM

So Am I...

by Anonymousreply 346May 28, 2021 7:40 AM

Will Ben have to move to Europe in disgrace after this bombs? Will he be CGI out of the Sondheim movie early years and replaced with Harry Styles as it always should have been?

by Anonymousreply 347May 28, 2021 11:33 AM

R347, I know you're joking, but I have a serious question: Have they begun any filming for MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG yet?

by Anonymousreply 348May 28, 2021 1:22 PM

Harry Styles is also 27, I hope the part wasn't that of a teenager.

by Anonymousreply 349May 28, 2021 6:08 PM

R348 Yes, filmed the young stuff, now waiting thirty years to film the old styff.

by Anonymousreply 350May 28, 2021 7:27 PM

R350 are you joking, or do you know for a fact that filming has actually begun?

by Anonymousreply 351May 28, 2021 9:20 PM

R351 Keep up, Puppy.

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by Anonymousreply 352May 28, 2021 9:30 PM

R352, thanks dog, but that Wikipedia entry only says what was planned to happen. I wasn't sure if they had actually started filming MERRILY yet, I thought the start might have been delayed by the pandemic.

by Anonymousreply 353May 28, 2021 9:35 PM

P.S. I just checked imdb, which says the current status of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG is "filming" -- but it says that information was last updated on August 2019, and the only three cast members listed are the three leads.

by Anonymousreply 354May 28, 2021 9:48 PM

This is the danger of shooting part of a movie and waiting 30 years to finish it. What if your leading actor is no longer popular or well liked or has some big scandal or even dies? This doesn't seem like a smart idea. Slap some makeup or CGI on the fuckers and finish it while the stars have aligned. Isn't someone else in that movie no longer popular because of some texts or tweets?

by Anonymousreply 355May 28, 2021 10:43 PM

[quote]This is the danger of shooting part of a movie and waiting 30 years to finish it. What if your leading actor is no longer popular or well liked or has some big scandal or even dies? This doesn't seem like a smart idea.

Sweetie, filming a movie of a show that played a whooping 16 performances isn't a smart idea either.

by Anonymousreply 356May 29, 2021 9:53 AM

[quote]The show is very precious, cloying and dare I say, maudlin... and now it is compounded by being “woke” with these extra characters expanded, played by POC (who are also way too old, but that’s another story). I will not be stunned and amazed because there are no trans black women involved.

The casting of the mixed race black girl and the South Asian guy and Danny Pino are the straws that broke this snowflake's back!

by Anonymousreply 357May 29, 2021 11:19 AM

“Stunned” and “Amazed” will be the pull quotes from that review that end up in the ad.

by Anonymousreply 358May 29, 2021 3:07 PM

Well, the black female character was black in the play, as well.

by Anonymousreply 359May 29, 2021 7:09 PM

A friend who works on crews in NY told me he hears there will be “reshoots” over the next few weeks at soundstages in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

by Anonymousreply 360July 20, 2021 2:50 PM

Did they give Ben's Botox a chance to settle?

by Anonymousreply 361July 21, 2021 1:38 PM

The Toronto Film Festival will open with "Dear Evan Hansen" on Sept. 2nd, so there will be reviews of the film in early September.

The movie opens in the US on September 24th.

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by Anonymousreply 362July 27, 2021 10:56 PM

The Toronto premiere for DEH is actually Sept 9th at the film festival.

by Anonymousreply 363July 27, 2021 10:57 PM
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