Watch Dear Evan Hansen
The musical film Dear Evan Hansen is an adaptation of the Broadway show of the same name. It debuted in the fall of 2021 in theaters. 17-year-old Evan Hansen suffers from social anxiety. His therapist recommends that he write letters to himself detailing why "today will be good". Having fallen out of a tree and broken his arm, his mother, Heidi, suggests that he ask people to sign his cast, to try and make friends. At school, Evan writes his letter to himself, wondering whether anyone would notice if he disappeared ("Waving Through a Window"). Evan's classmate Connor Murphy offers to sign his cast, taking up a lot of space. He finds Evan's letter and becomes furious at the mention of his sister, Zoe, who is also Evan's crush. Believing that Evan wrote the letter to provoke him, he storms out with the letter in hand. Three days later, Evan is called to the principal's office and is told by Connor's parents that Connor committed suicide. Despite Evan's attempts to tell the truth, the two misinterpret the letter Connor stole as a suicide note addressed to Evan, with Connor's name on his cast solidifying their belief.