A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood in theaters November 22, 2019
To be super hones with all of you, I didn't know who Mr Rogers was. I grew up in Colombia and we did not have that show there. When I heard about this movie, I had to google him and watch some video clips to learn more about him.
Then I learned more about this movie and it was a surprise to know that the movie is not really about Mr Rogers. Just keep reading and learn more about it
About the movie
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 kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.
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Did we like it?
I did. I want to be clear that the movie is not about Mr Rogers. This movie centers around the character of Lloyd Vogel. The character is based on real life journalist Tom Junod, who wrote a piece on Mister Rogers over 20 years ago for Esquire Magazine. But even at this, it is not the real story of the journalist, and that is why the name has been changed. A lot of the things that happened in the movie are scripted.
So if you are thinking about taking little ones to watch the movie because it is about Mr Rogers, I would recommend to only take older kids.
Tom Hanks was perfect at his role as Mr Rogers, so much, I wouldn't be surprised if the gets nominated for a big award, even an Oscar.
The script was good, the acting was spectacular. I like the movie so much, that I am taking my 14 year old to watch it during opening weekend.