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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

DVD - 2020
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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 America2s most beloved neighbor.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2020]
Call Number: DVD F BEAU
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 108 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Nominated Supporting Actor, Tom Hanks.


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maipenrai
Jun 21, 2021

I was too old when Mr. Rogers arrived on television + I actually found his bland voice annoying. I should have had more faith in the director, Ron Howard, to choose an engaging angle to the story. I enjoyed the film very much. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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jddanti
Apr 09, 2021

The film almost didn't mention Fred Rodgers military service as a Navy Corpman attached to a marine outfit. Long sleeves always due to tattoos on his forearms, as well as Capt. Kangaroo with Lee Marvin. Bit of a disservice to a veteran.

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misatim
Mar 17, 2021

An interesting take on someone's life based on someone else's but that is typical U.S. thinking and the me mentality. Maybe his children will write about their dad someday.

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booksmile
Feb 23, 2021

Tom Hanks did a really amazing job portraying Mister Rogers!

But the movie was 80% about a fictional version of a real journalist (with a fictional family dynamic)--it wasn't a bad movie, but I wish it had been 80% about Mister Rogers instead!

Also, side note: real life terrible dads generally don't change for the better as they get older or apologize or understand that they did wrong...in real life it's okay to cut a horrible family member out of your real life for you and your chosen family's sake!

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cinder59
Feb 13, 2021

I liked this movie. Tom H was very good and so was the reporter I forgot his name. It's a quiet film where it seems like not much happens but its message of forgiveness, kindness and redemption is loud and authentic. Definitely recommended.

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jodycc3
Feb 05, 2021

Very good movie. Mr. Rogers was one of the nicest guys in the world.

VaughanPLDonnalee Jan 31, 2021

A really well done film. It was not a biography about Mr. Rogers, but more of a movie about the impact of Mr. Rogers. Tom Hanks was so good. He is such a big star, I wasn't sure if he could truly embody an icon like Mr. Rogers, but truly you forget he is Tom Hanks and he becomes Mr. Rogers. I didn't really like the main character, the reporter, very much, but that seemed to be the point. The way Mr. Rogers was able to influence the reporter Lloyd Vogel through the powerful example of his kindness, compassion, genuineness and warmth made for a powerful and moving film. It's a quiet film where it seems like not much happens but its message of forgiveness, kindness and redemption is loud and authentic. Definitely recommended.

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Ba_kuPlanet
Jan 17, 2021

Interesting way to combine drama for the adults while keeping the trademark Mister Rogers elements for the children. The world needs more Mister Rogers and Maya Angelou people leaders ... without turning the world into a Communist/Socialist earth.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Jan 07, 2021

The acting of Tom Hanks was very much like the original TV show. I found the movie interesting with a bit more in the background of the original shows and man.

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LynJoan
Dec 08, 2020

I was not expected a man of such quality and love.

I greatly appreciated the honour with which Mr. Rogers operated his show. There is so much to learn from this remarkable man of character for us all.

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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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Violence: Fist fight

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