I’d feel more bad about dunking on someone this caustically if he didn’t get this role through pure nepotism in the first place.
Dear Evan Hansen works on Broadway about as well as Green Book works in theaters, which is to say that a whole lot of people loved it and it won awards and accolades and a whole lot of other people have been calling it baffling morally-bankrupt trash from the beginning.
More than anything, I just hate the fucking score, as well as the fact that this is what all Broadway shows sound like now. It’s like the cast of Glee fucked the house band of a megachurch.
I need the narrative around Platt’s casting to shift from “Is 27 too old to play a teenager?” to “You can’t play a teenager when you look like what would happen if Albert Brooks fucked one of Phil Spector’s wigs.” Read more
It’s not that he’s 27, it that he looks old as fuck. Kaitlyn Denver’s 24, and she’s positively baby-faced next to him. How anyone thought that doing... that to his hair would be a good idea is beyond me.
I don’t know, I watch a lot of shows and movies where people in their late 20’s are playing teenagers and even from the trailer something about Platt here felt extra off? I think the deliberate attempts to make him look younger ended up making him look older than he actually is in a way that just leaving it alone… Read more
“Now, if you’re saying that a low quality performance draws more attention to the age disparity, that’s one thing, but that’s not what I’ve been reading from you guys since the trailer premiered (apologies if I’ve inferred something that isn’t there).” Read more
This I agree with, but my other thought is that his folks helped him disappear and that the whole nature preserve thing is a decoy. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if five years from now he’s arrested in Colombia for killing his new girlfriend.
This review makes it seem like the review should have been pushed into a D+, where the best parts still don’t make the endeavor of watching it worth it, and not interesting enough of a failure to enjoy.
I said the same thing on Twitter and tagged Dateline. Once a month do an episode on someone other than the white killer of the week.
Welcome to literally every time period since mass media has been a thing. There’s always been morbid coverage of murders/missing persons.
I said the exact same thing to my friends - if he was a MOC - Moab cops would have shot him. If he had somehow made it back to FL - the residents would have lynched him.