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A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019)

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (2019)


Tom Hanks
Matthew Rhys
Susan Kelechi Watson
Chris Cooper

Directed by Marielle Heller

Heartfelt, uplifting and very well written in such a precise way to deliver to us the person of, Mr. Rogers. When I use the word precise I do not mean to explain the way the movie shows us who Mr. Rogers is or was at that time, what I mean is the idea of who they want us to see Mr. Rogers as. This is very good for many of us like me who do not have a clue who he is.

I have seen Tom Hanks in a range of movies, he has the ability to deliver in such ways that makes you forget you are watching a movie. That power and ability is what makes him one of the best actors to have graced the silver screen. He plays here, Fred Rogers and this movie is about the late television icon. Rogers created and hosted the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001.

This movie is is based on an article published in the Esquire and written by Tom Junod. The article is titled Can You Say ... Hero?
The movie shows everything that went on behind the scenes which led to Tom writing that article.

The plot introduces us to Tom (Matthew Rhys) we meet his wife (they have been together for eight years and just had their first child) and understand his work as an investigative journalist. We soon get to meet his other family, his sister and father.
Although Tom has nothing against his sister, he totally dislikes his father, at his sister’s wedding he gets to see his father after many years. Their meeting led to Tom getting punched in the face.

At work he was given the task of writing a profile on Mr. Rogers. Tom was hesitant, before he was told that Mr. Rogers was the only person of celebrity status willing to have an interview with him.
What started out as an interview soon brought out the investigative journalism of Tom, who starts to look into Mr. Rogers.

Then there are times in this movie that we wonder who is interviewing whom.

Seen as one of the best movies of 2019 and having received critical acclaim, the movie was not much of a box office splash.
The movie received notable accolades for Tom Hanks getting much recognition for his Supporting role. Getting nominated in the category for Best Supporting Actor in the Oscars, Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globes Awards, BAFTAs and others.

The movie delivers the needed feeling and it is a fun watch.


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