Two-time Oscar®-winner 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.
We Could All Use a Little Kindness
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for some strong thematic material, a brief fight, and some mild language
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22 November 2019 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Untitled Mr. Rogers/Tom Hanks Project
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Opening Weekend USA: $13,251,238,
24 November 2019
Gross USA: $43,120,415
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $43,120,415
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
The puppets used in the film are not the originals but instead are meticulous recreations by the puppet makers for Sesame Street. The director confirmed this during the 2019 London Film Festival. See more
As is usual for a biodrama, certain events are changed for dramatic purposes. The beginning of the film states this takes place in 1998, however, several of the Mister Rogers episodes depicted being recorded were actually filmed earlier. The episode where Rogers attempted to put up a tent was filmed in 1975, and his visit to the Uptown String Quartet was filmed and aired in 1997, and the Neighborhood of Make-Believe story involving the skunk was filmed and aired in 1987. See more
We are trying to give the world positive ways of dealing with their feelings.
Yeah, like what?
There are many things you can do. You can play all the lowest keys on a piano at the same time.
When the credits roll, behind the scenes footage of the models during the transitions. This culminates with footage of the real Fred Rogers singing "You've Got to Do It". See more
Written by Diane Monroe
Performed by The Uptown String Quartet See more