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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 Lloyd Vogel.


Marielle Heller
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »





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 ... Mr. McFeely
Jon L Peacock Jon L Peacock ... Sound Technician


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.

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We Could All Use a Little Kindness


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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Did You Know?


Tom Hanks claimed he and Marielle Heller attended the documentary of Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) while developing this movie and admitted to being so impressed that afterwards he turned to Heller and asked, "Is there a reason to make our movie?" See more »


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


Fred Rogers: I'd like you to meet a new friend of mine. His name is Lloyd Vogel.
[Fred opens a door in the picture board to reveal a photo of a traumatized Lloyd Vogel]
Fred Rogers: Someone hurt my friend Lloyd, and not just on his face. He is having a hard time forgiving the person who hurt him. Do you, do you know what that means? To forgive? It's a decision we make to release a person from the feelings of anger we have at them. It's strange, but sometimes it's hardest of all to forgive someone we love.
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Crazy Credits

All the music in the opening logos are played on a celesta, leading into the opening. See more »


Down By The Bay
Arranged by Raffi Cavoukian
Performed by Raffi Cavoukian (as Raffi)
Courtesy of Concord Music Group
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Indirectly about Mr. Rogers
23 November 2019 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

The movie is loosely based on Tom Junod's life around 1998 when he wrote an article on Mr. Rogers for Esquire magazine.

It's interesting because the journalist, named Lloyd Vogel in the movie, is introduced as a harsh cynic who's notorious for shredding the character of the people he writes about. Mr. Rogers, fully aware of this, still invites him into his world.

Here, Vogel is actually the subject of the movie ... and Mr. Rogers is the enigmatic subject of the article he's writing. You don't get too much insight on Rogers himself but you do get a feel for how he affected people and why.

If you're interested on learning more about Rogers, see the documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor" (2018). You'll get more of a feel for who he is. But if you're in the mood for a touching story from his life, this is a good one to see.

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Release Date:

22 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »


Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,251,238, 24 November 2019

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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