(from left) Larry Mora (Danny Pino) and Cynthia Murphy (Amy Adams) in Dear Evan Hansen, directed by Stephen Chbosky.
Communication is a big word that is often associated with the efficacy or dysfunction of a relationship. This can be with a partner, a friend, co-workers, and ever our kids. The last one is huge. How well do we communicate with our kids? If we aren’t able to do that efficiently, then do we even know them? Then if we don’t know them, then how can we care for them? This is a question that a family has to deal with in the upcoming musical drama, Dear Evan Hansen.
Dear Evan Hansen has been adapted from the Broadway musical that goes by the same name. It feels like a timely release as it really focuses on how we communicate with one another. Both in a healthy and unhealthy way, including the dangers of this day and age’s social media. We find out that we probably need to spend a little more time getting to know the people around us. What we might find is someone in need of emotional support. Thus avoiding a tragedy as we see in the film.
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With the release of Dear Evan Hansen this week, LRM Online’s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Danny Pino. In this film, he plays the role of Larry Mora. The father of Conner takes his own life, leaving only the letter Evan had wrote for himself in his pocket. During our conversation, we talk about how we can view this film from a variety of perspectives. We also discuss different parenting styles and how those can affect kids. He is a great person to talk with. You can check out the conversation below!
Here is the synopsis for the film.
The breathtaking, generation-defining Broadway phenomenon becomes a soaring cinematic event as Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award winner Ben Platt reprises his role as an anxious, isolated high schooler aching for understanding and belonging amid the chaos and cruelty of the social-media age.
Dear Even Hansen will be released in theaters on September 24th, 2021.