Tonally all over the place. Apparently Bryan Adams thought Edward should sing songs that sound like awkward cheesy Bryan Adams songs in the middle of a Broadway musical. It was okay when it was being fun or silly, but really missed anytime it was trying to be romantic or sincere. Performances were fine but music and lyrics were rough.
Dear Evan Hansen – ★★
Some of it worked, some of it really really didn’t.
One of my least favorite songs from the stage production “Sincerely, Me” actually worked really well here. It was just a fun musical-ass musical number. Many of the best songs/moments fall apart as they tried to insert them into the middle of key dramatic moments. They just never got the tone figured out.
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