WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?


Janet's TAKE: The interesting WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? #MrRogersMovie digs deep into the life of this iconic figure. Grade/B+

The movie goes
by quickly and should be a contender during awards season. If you look real quick, you can spot crew/cast member Michael Keaton.

Directed by Morgan Neville
Starring Fred Rogers (as himself in archival footage), Joanne Rogers (as herself), McColm Cephas Jr. as a child, François Scarborough Clemmons (as himself), Kailyn Davis as a child, Yo-Yo Ma (as himself), Joe Negri (as himself), David Newll (as himself)

Synopsis:
From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won’t You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America’s favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. -Focus Features


MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements and language
Running Time: 94 minutes

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