“Dear Evan Hansen” Arrives on Home Video to Wreak Emotional Havoc

Decimated by lousy reviews and tepid box office, Dear Evan Hansen limps along to a home video release. The original production won numerous Tonys for its Broadway run, but the film adaptation found no success with audiences. Still, it's getting a surprisingly robust release from Universal.

The discs come packed with bonus features, including in-depth discussions of many of the songs. There are also a bounty of mini-docs on the technical talent, like costume designer Sekinah Brown, production designer Beth Mickle and choreographer Jamaica Craft. Fans of Ben Platt will want to spring for the Blu-ray, which includes a personal piece from the star about playing Evan Hansen on stage and screen.

Dear Evan Hansen arrives on digital platforms on Tuesday, November 23. The Blu-ray and DVD versions drop two weeks later on December 7.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.