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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 16 nominations. See more awards »

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An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

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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 »

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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:

$45,974,891

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$45,974,891
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys previously starred together in The Post (2017). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Fred Rogers: [from trailer] We are trying to give the world positive ways of dealing with their feelings.
Lloyd Vogel: Yeah, like what?
Fred Rogers: There are many things you can do. You can play all the lowest keys on a piano at the same time.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968) opening title sequence. See more »


Soundtracks

I Like You As You Are
Written by Fred Rogers
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User Reviews

 
One ICON plays another ICON
22 November 2019 | by dtnmusicSee all my reviews

Just like red wine, travel insurance, and back hair, Mr. Rogers grew on me as I got older. I felt the story was executed perfectly and I'm sure glad Tom Hanks was picked to play Fred. Not long into the film, I stopped seeing Mr. Hanks and started seeing Mr. Rogers, which is what an iconic actor and great director will do when given the chance. The story itself, with Lloyd Vogel's involvement, was a unique delivery that I enjoyed. I laughed a few more times than I expected and maybe my man-harmones were out of joint but I was a tad bit emotional at one point as well. From the start the movie sent me down a street of nostalgia and that alone was worth it. Mr. Rogers stirred up so many memories of my youth as I watched, connecting me to the film even more than I would have thought. I hope you all enjoy it, and make sure to pound back some popcorn while you smile for 100 minutes.


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