Won't You Be My Neighbor? Poster

Release Date: June 8th, 2018

PG-13|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children's TV show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

Director: Morgan Neville

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Impact Partners, Focus Features, Independent Television Service, PBS

Distributors: Focus Features

Ratings & Reviews

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  • There's more to Fred Rogers than any 93-minute documentary can contain, and it was easy for me not to lament what Neville wasn't doing and just to embrace what Rogers was. show more

  • The film can easily coast on sentimentality and nostalgia for emotion, and does so frequently and unabashed. Which is frustrating, since there are glimpses of a more complex human being throughout the film, one who would have made for a much better subject. show more

  • In Won’t You Be My Neighbor, the touching and insightful survey of Rogers’ decades-spanning career from Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville (“Twenty Feet From Stardom”), the filmmaker highlights Rogers’ capacity to explore complex themes through the lens of a kid’s program that took a dead-serious approach to his young viewers’ needs. show more

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