A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Release Date: November 22nd, 2019

TBC |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

Two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his scepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from Americas most beloved neighbour.

Cast: Tom Hanks , Matthew Rhys , Chris Cooper , Tammy Blanchard , Wendy Makkena , Enrico Colantoni

Director: Marielle Heller

Genres: Biography , Drama

Production Co: Big Beach Films,Tencent Pictures,TriStar Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    It’s as cosy as Mr Rogers’ trademark zip-up cardigan, but the sweetness of this film about the beloved US children’s television personality is tempered by the inventive eccentricity of its approach. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    There’s no question that Hanks is perfect in the part, as the actor’s amiability and unquestionable sincerity make for an ideal match with the unique television personality. Marielle Heller's film itself, however, is a rather more modest achievement, sympathetic and yet entirely predictable in its dramatic trajectory of making a believer of an angry, cynical journalist. show more

  • 80
    Mike RyanUproxx

    If you do open yourself up, there’s something wonderful to find in this movie. You won’t watch A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and learn more about Fred Rogers, but you will learn more about yourself. And it might not be easy, but, again, as Mister Rogers would say, “and that’s okay.” show more

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