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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

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Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.

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Marielle Heller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Fred Rogers
Matthew Rhys ... Lloyd Vogel
Chris Cooper ... Jerry Vogel
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Andrea Vogel
Maryann Plunkett ... Joanne Rogers
Enrico Colantoni ... Bill Isler
Wendy Makkena ... Dorothy
Tammy Blanchard ... Lorraine
Noah Harpster ... Todd
Carmen Cusack ... Margy
Kelley Davis ... First AD
Christine Lahti ... Ellen
Maddie Corman ... Lady Aberlin
Daniel Krell Daniel Krell ... Mr. McFeely
Jon L Peacock Jon L Peacock ... Sound Technician
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Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We Could All Use a Little Kindness

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some strong thematic material, a brief fight, and some mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Filmnegah [Iran] | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Mr. Rogers/Tom Hanks Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,251,238, 24 November 2019

Gross USA:

$44,714,199

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,714,199
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the TIFF post-film panel, Tom Hanks mentions how he wishes he and his son (Colin) at 3 years old watched a half hour of Mr. Rogers a week so he could learn that it is okay to be sad. Hanks feels children don't learn the importance of expressing emotions from a young age and Mr. Rogers did an excellent job explaining this See more »

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Mr. Rogers was shown swimming with a bathing suit on, when in real life, he swam in the nude. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Lloyd Vogel: What's it like to be famous?
Fred Rogers: Fame is a four-letter word. What matters is what we do with it.
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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 »

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Features The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) See more »

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I Like You As You Are
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User Reviews

 
A Beautiful Film
22 November 2019 | by bellasings-47917See all my reviews

I'm going to be honest, I was skeptical of this movie from the start, but boy am I glad I was wrong. I have adored Mister Rogers since I was a young girl & I didn't like the idea of someone else playing him. But Tom Hanks truly embodied Fred's spirit & presence to the point where I almost forgot it wasn't Mister Rogers!

This movie used so many small moments in big ways that were gut-wrenching & raw. It makes you feel seen & exposed in a way that is humbling. Mr. Rogers has always inspired me to grow & become the best version of myself possible & I'm ecstatic that A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood does his name justice. Truly a joy to behold.


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