A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Director: Marielle Heller
2019, 108 minutes, Digital, PG
Cast: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper
Distributor: TriStar Pictures
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.
“This is a movie that’s both entertainment and spiritual toolkit-take from it what you need.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine