Dear Evan Hansen (out Dec 9) is a film adaptation of the super successful Broadway musical which won the Tony Award in 2017. It's centred on an introverted 17-year-old high school kid (Ben Platt) who tells a lie which he cannot escape from. While there’s no true substitute for quality live theatre, director Stephen Chbosky does an admirable job translating the energy from the stage show and bringing it into the movie. Love the songs. Grade: B+.