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A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (original title)
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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Tom Hanks ... Fred Rogers
Christine Lahti ... Ellen
Matthew Rhys ... Lloyd Vogel
Susan Kelechi Watson ... Andrea Vogel
Chris Cooper ... Jerry Vogel
Enrico Colantoni ... Bill Isler
Wendy Makkena ... Dorothy
Tammy Blanchard ... Lorraine
Maddie Corman ... Lady Aberlin
Kitty Crystal ... Subway Punk
Maryann Plunkett ... Joanne Rogers
Michael Masini ... Richie
Carmen Cusack ... Margy
Noah Harpster ... Todd
Kevin L. Johnson ... Darin Scharf
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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.

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We Could All Use a Little Kindness

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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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Official Sites:

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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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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The writers said the film took so long to be made because they worked with the estate tirelessly to ensure the accuracy of the film. They were given access to the archives to ensure it was "right". "Once we found Mari it happened" they mentioned, feeling she was the final piece of the puzzle See more »

Quotes

Andrea Vogel: Lloyd, please don't ruin my childhood.
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Not exactly what I expected
14 November 2019 | by AZFamilytimeSee all my reviews

I went into this movie with an open mind about it. I thought it was going to be more of a documentary or showcase the life of one of the kindest men to be on this earth. However, it was more of a story of how he influenced another man's life for the better. Tom Hanks was incredible as Fred Rogers. It will inspire you and hopefully will open some eyes in the world to allow for more people to treat each other with kindness. Not one that needs to be seen on the big screen to fully enjoy. But, a nice day in the neighborhood. I gave it a 7 as it is a little bit slow.


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