Fred Rogers was a US children’s TV presenter whose program, Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood, educated kids and shaped young minds for over 30 years.
His message was always one of love, with early childhood development his life’s work. A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood is set towards the latter part of Mister Rogers’ career, utilising the perspective of journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) to encapsulate the essence of Rogers’ work, as well as the part Rogers played in Vogel overcoming his personal demons. Tom Hanks steps into Fred Rogers’ shoes (and sneakers) very comfortably, taking on the nuances and character traits with ease, while Rhys is equally excellent and the real lead of this sincere and heartwarming film.
Release Date: April 29, 2020
Format: DVD, Blu-ray
Starring: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper
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