A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD movie poster

Janet's TAKE: #ABeautifulDayMovie was not the biopic I was expecting but more of a study on how Mr. Rogers helped a troubled journalist find his peace. Grade/A

Tom Hanks nailed his performance
as Fred Rogers so well that, at times, I forgot I was not watching the real person. His calming tone and neighborly feeling were perfectly executed and really portrayed the legacy of the Mr. Rogers we all knew and loved.

Directed by Marielle Heller

Starring Tom Hanks, Christine Lahti, Matthew Rhys,Susan Kelechi Watson and Chris Cooper

Synopsis:
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 skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor. -TriStar Pictures

MPAA Rating: PG for some strong thematic material, a brief fight, and some mild language

Running Time: 108 minutes

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