A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Blu-ray Disc - 2019
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Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in 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 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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greatflicks
Oct 26, 2020

When the movie came my wife said she had seen it with one of her girlfriends and it was fine but she said not my type of movie so will send it back without watching it.

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Barsby
Oct 22, 2020

Wish I could have made it through more than 20 minutes, but the pacing was killing me. I love all the actors in this film. However, since Hanks was cast - of course -- Mr. Roger's show was used to frame and market the film, but for me, it was also its undoing. Though a clever concept, it grew tiresome after 10 minutes. The two leads needed to meet sooner (didn't wait for that scene); five minutes in e.g., start with reporter's assigned a story, he's not happy about it and then boom, he's calling or knocking at Rogers' door. Perhaps after, we could have seen that dad's still an alcoholic scene; I also found it believable that as grownup, his son would still be furious and kind of a jerk to his father too. They cast the perfect actors for this match. Perhaps the slow pacing was an intended homage to Mr. Roberts' show, but gosh, so deadly for a film when there wasn't enough of an engrossing story present. Maybe I should have been more patient, considering all of the positive reviews below. However, the article I read about the reporter was far more interesting and gripping from the get go. That was a great film outline.

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Bookworm39
Oct 22, 2020

What a Great movie. Tom Hanks is Super in it. We have to learn to Forgive.

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CJbad
Oct 21, 2020

Very well done. Tom Hanks is the man.

JCLMelodyMK Oct 09, 2020

A feel good movie for everyone. Tom Hanks portrayal of Mr. Rogers was well done.

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Argoclub
Oct 06, 2020

A wonderfull film, a must see.

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2020lib
Oct 02, 2020

From the 1960's thru 1970's, MISTER "fred" ROGERS; was impeccable in teaching children how to be kind to each other (and was always RATING - G)
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This Adult UPDATED version of "A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD" (was changed to RATING: PG) - in 2020 (for brief fight and mild language).
Main theme of 2020 version is TOM HANKS (as MISTER "fred" ROGERS), talking about a close friend (LLOYD VOGEL) - spoken by British Actor: Matthew Rhys (struggling with his Newspaper Writing and complications with his Lloyd's father).
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The first 5minutes is in STANDARD VIEW and I did not see FRED ROGERS until 14min 5secs portion.
As TOM HANKS was imitating Fred Rogers; it alway went back to STANDARD VIEW (as if it was original FRED ROGERS speaking).
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[IN MY OPINION] - I enjoyed most of the 1hr 49min DVD movie and the Bonus Features were very helpful into remembering what it was like as a child; showing original television (set design and props) that I remembered.
{My Review of when I saw this DVD in OCTOBER 2020 = 4-STARS rating}

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bkwrm1216
Sep 25, 2020

What a movie! Fictional, but the production included so many of Fred Roger's family and friends that I feel it must be an accurate depiction. His wife is quoted as saying "Don't call him a Saint. That means others couldn't be like him. He worked hard to be caring and loving and helping. Anyone could do it." Watch the director's extras on the DVD. It really adds depth to the movie that would otherwise be overlooked.

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hammer59
Sep 17, 2020

Meh. Two stars.

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jazzy4u
Sep 12, 2020

This was about a man called 'Lloyd', not much about 'Mr. Rogers'. I wanted to know about the 'man' behind the celebrated show, his family, his history and instead the movie centers around a writer for 'Esquire'. Waiting to get past Lloyd wasn't going to happen. Hanks did a scatter-brain, frustrating ditty of Mr. Rogers.

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reginator_22
Jun 02, 2020

Fred Rogers: There... There is no normal life that is free from pain.

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dmasterson
May 08, 2020

"I don't think anybody can grow unless he really is accepted exactly as he is."

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dmasterson
May 08, 2020

"We are trying to give the world positive ways of dealing with their feelings."

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dmasterson
May 08, 2020

"Fame is a four-letter word. What matters is what we do with it."

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dmasterson
May 08, 2020

"There is no normal life that is free from pain."

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dmasterson
May 08, 2020

" I hope you know that you made today a very special day by just your being you. There's no one in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are."

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dmasterson
May 08, 2020

"Anything mentionable is manageable."

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jimg2000
Apr 07, 2020

So how does it feel to be married to a living saint?
-You know, I'm not fond of that term. If you think of him as a saint, then his way of being is unattainable. You know, he works at it all the time. It's a practice. He's not a perfect person. He has a temper. He chooses how he responds to that anger.
That must take a lot of effort.
-Well, yeah, he... He does things every day that help to ground him. Reads Scripture, swims laps, prays for people by name. Writes letters, hundreds of them. He's been doing that since I met him.
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So... you've covered some heavy stuff, uh, especially for a show aimed at children.
-Oh, I'm glad you've had the chance to view the program. Death, divorce, war. It gets dark.
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You know, death is something many of us are uncomfortable speaking about. But to die is to be human. And anything human is mentionable. Anything mentionable is manageable. Anything mentionable is manageable.

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Oct 02, 2020

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May 23, 2020

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Mar 16, 2020

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reginator_22
Jun 02, 2020

Violence: Fist fight

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