Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

With clear-eyed rigour, Heller, Hanks and Rhys put aside cheap sentiment and earn this film's authentic heartfelt emotion.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

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 empathy, kindness, and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.
PG
Genre
Bio-pic, Drama, Women and Film
Runtime
109
Language
English
Director
Marielle Heller
Writer(s)
Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster
Cast
Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper
FEATURED REVIEW
Benjamin LeeGuardian

Anyone hoping for dirt in Marielle Heller’s semi-true semi-biopic 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' will leave unfulfilled, rather like the film’s actual protagonist, the cynical, mostly fictional journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys). Loosely based on the writer Tom Junod, who was sent to ...

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