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.
The title of the film is A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, whereas the lyrics for the song during the opening MisteRogers Neighborhood (1968) are, "It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood...". This was likely an intentional decision and not a misquote. See more »
In the restaurant scene between Hanks and Rhys, the cars and trucks seen outside the window keep changing and/or disappearing between wideshots and close-ups. See more »
[Fred is being interviewed by Arsenio Hall]
There's an attitude out there. There's some things going on. A lot of hopelessness. What do we need to do?
There's no simple answers, of course. But if we could, through television programs, as well as every other imaginable program, let people know that each one of us is precious.
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The TriStar Pictures logo is the 1990s version, in keeping with the film's time period. See more »
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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