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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A journalist's life is enriched by friendship when he takes on an assignment profiling Fred Rogers.
November 2019
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

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Director: Marielle Heller

Starring: Tom Hanks, Christine Laurie, Matthew Rhys, Susan Klelechi Watson, Chris Cooper


2019, USA, 108 minutes, Digital, PG

Language: English

Distributor: Sony

Program Notes

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.

Critics' Praise

“With clear-eyed rigour, Heller, Hanks and Rhys put aside cheap sentiment and earn this film’s authentic heartfelt emotion.”
– Caryn James, BBC

“Personable, emotional, and packed with humor, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood – and the spirit of Rogers – holds on to your heart and refuses to let go.”
– Jol Childs, IGN Movies

“Matthew Rhys delivers a transformative performance, one that begins with stony bitterness and gives way to an emotionally naked revelation without ever losing an ounce of gravitas.”
– Ella Kemp, The Playlist

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