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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

Writers:

Tom Junod (Inspired by the article "Can You Say ... Hero" by), Noah Harpster | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 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:

$60,566,849

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,717,525
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

According to producers, and contrary to early belief, the film is not a biopic of Fred Rogers. Rather, the film centers around journalist Tom Junod (here called Lloyd Vogel) and his experience interviewing Rogers, and the impact it had on him. See more »

Goofs

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The camera used by Tom Hanks in the film is not a Retina IIIc model that Mr. Rogers used. The camera used in the film is a "point and shoot" camera. See more »

Quotes

Andrea Vogel: [from trailer] You okay?
Lloyd Vogel: I'm profiling Mr. Rogers.
Andrea Vogel: Lloyd, please don't ruin my childhood.
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Crazy Credits

The TriStar Pictures logo is the 1990s version, in keeping with the film's time period. The logo is also played on a celesta, leading into the opening. See more »


Soundtracks

Things To Do With Our Hands That Don't Hurt
Written by Johnny Costa
Performed by Johnny Costa, Bobby Rawsthorne (as Bobby Rawsthorne) and Carl McVicker
Courtesy of The Fred Rogers Company
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Thoughtful and textured
18 October 2019 | by gsygsySee all my reviews

This could so easily have been sentimental Hollywood pap about settling family feuds. Instead, it's a thoughtful, textured contemplation of how we can effectively deal with our expectations, disappointments and imperfections. It is true, as others have pointed out, that the female roles are ciphers, which might be considered a surprising weakness in a film directed by a woman. Nonetheless, Marielle Heller, who did such an excellent job on CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? also steers this movie superbly, handling the performances and the screenplay's playful shifts of tone with great assurance.

The central trio -- Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys and Chris Cooper -- are reliably terrific.


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