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Breakfast All Day


Sep 24, 2021

Dear Evan Hansen' movie stars a too-old Ben Platt. That's a problem

How do you do, fellow kids? We’re just regular high school students like you, here to talk about the latest movies on Breakfast All Day. Christy, Alonso and Matt review the woefully misguided film version of the Tony-winning musical “Dear Evan Hansen” and the mawkish and metaphor-heavy dramedy “The Starling” on Netflix. In news, we discuss Johnny Depp‘s cancel culture warning, “The View” co-hosts’ covid scare, “The Tragedy of Macbeth” opening the New York Film Festival, last weekend’s Emmy Awards, groping allegations against CNN’s Chris CuomoCassandra Peterson (better known as Elvira) coming out in her new memoir, our friend Tim Grierson’s fun article about actors who are too old to play teenagers, and we look back at the talented folks we lost this week: Melvin Van Peebles, Roger Michell and Willie Garson. And over at our Patreon, we recap this week’s episodes of “Ted Lasso” and “The Morning Show” on Apple TV+, and revisit Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore” — one of Christy's favorite movies ever — for September’s Off the Menu selection. We wrote a hit podcast, so join us!