A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

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  • 3 of 5 stars
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    When I was a kid I was never a huge fan of "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood" but I did watch the show every so often. Regardless of that I think we could all say that the late Fred Rogers was a good man who devoted his life to helping others. That is what primarily made me decide to see "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" (As well as the acclaimed documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?".). In the end, I can truthfully say that there are a lot of good things to say about the movie, but the movie is not without its problems. Let's start with the obvious. Two time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks does a very good job as the late children's television show host. It is definitely not the best performance of his career, but he makes a very strong effort in this performance and he does make it work and work well. Matthew Rhys is very good as well as Lloyd Voget, the journalist who has been assigned to do a short puff piece on Mr. Rogers for "Esquire" magazine which turns into a life changing experience for him. The rest of the supporting cast does a very good job as well. The movie is very pleasant and entertaining in parts. The movie is at its best when Hanks and Rhys are on camera together. Those moments are, in my opinion, the high point of "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood". My major criticism of the movie is its formulaic storyline. In the beginning of the movie, Lloyd is estranged from his father (Academy Award winner Chris Cooper.) and hates him. They see each other again after a long time and it does not go well. All attempts at trying to bury the hatchet fail miserably. Then Lloyd is given the assignment. First he tells his editor no but he reluctantly accepts. Soon he embraces the assignment. Over the course of writing the story, he finally, at the last possible second, makes peace with his father and everybody lives happily ever after. Nothing we have not seen before. If you see "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" you will be very entertained and you will not be bored, but you may think that the movie could have been better.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This is one of those movies everyone should see. A good message.
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    It was slow at times but contemplating
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This was second time I saw it. Wonderful movie. Teaches kindness which this whole world needs.
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    Great documentary about a very positive role model for children and adults. We need more people like Mr. Rogers!
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    A very heartwarming story.
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    Not what I expected but very good in a different direction.
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    I’ve seen both movies about Fred Rogers this year and last and have developed a deep respect for the guy. Both were well done (Tom Hanks almost disappeared into his character) and tasteful and depicted him as a wonderful person.
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    Was ok just was expecting more documentary like. Mr Rogers could put on/off his jacket/sweater a little smoother than Tom Hanks...
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    If you want to see the beautiful impact Mr Rogers had on someone’s life, this movie is a wonderful example. However, if you want to see movie about Fred Rogers (which this is not) I suggest watching the 2018 documentary instead of this