A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood


Marielle Heller
Run Time: 
107 mins
Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Enrico Colantoni

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.

"'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' is a soft-hearted fable that works on you in an enchanting way." - Variety 

"The movie we need right now" - Deadline Hollywood

"Emotional and packed with humor, this film holds on to your heart and refuses to let go." - IGN 

"A movie of heart, empathy, and invention." - The Toronto Star

"'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' is a biographical essay in sweetness and light." - Movie Nation 

"Around the two men, Heller creates a world that blurs the lines between every form of communication to serve the panoramic impact of her sensitive, almost magical design." - The Playlist

"'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' finds a gentle state of grace and shows the courage and smarts to stay in that zone, never rushing things or playing for drama." - The Wrap

"This film invites us into Rogers’ philosophy that adults would be better people if they tried to remember what it was like to be children. It gently coaxes the audience to filter some very adult emotions through the familiar characters and songs and stories of Rogers’ world. The result is unexpected and unlike any film of its kind, and a testimony to Rogers’ enduring influence, too." - Vox