A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

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Much like the beloved TV personality that inspired it, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood offers a powerfully affecting message about acceptance and understanding.

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Lloyd Vogel is an investigative journalist who receives an assignment to profile Fred Rogers, aka Mr. Rogers. He approaches the interview with skepticism, as he finds it hard to believe that anyone can have such a good nature. But Roger's empathy, kindness and decency soon chips away at Vogel's jaded outlook on life, forcing the reporter to reconcile with his own painful past.

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Critic Reviews for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

All Critics (360) | Top Critics (48) | Fresh (343) | Rotten (17)

  • What a difference a day makes, when it's a day as beautiful as this.

    January 31, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A really entertaining and touching film.

    January 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is, at its core, a film about the hard and constant work of becoming a better person.

    January 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/5
  • The film feels at once adventurous and classically simple. And of all things, lovely - as disarmingly, implausibly so as Mister Rogers.

    January 29, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's hard to tune in to the fervent tone of straight-faced sincerity which permeates every scene... If we ever needed proof that our flaws make us human, it's here. Perfection makes dull company.

    January 23, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • With so much time devoted to Lloyd's world, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood doesn't have room for any sort of standard arc about Fred Rogers...

    November 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

  • Mar 12, 2020
    It's a beautiful film of a beautiful person and his beautiful gesture of kindness. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood captures the essences of Mr. Rogers' charm thanks to a gentle and moving performance from Tom Hanks as well as a redeeming story that's loosely-based on true events; bringing out the neighborly-gesture and warmheartedness we need right now in all of us. 4.65/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 24, 2020
    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a powerful and moving film about friendship and forgiveness. Based on a true story, investigative journalist Lloyd Vogel interviews children's television entertainer Fred Rogers for an article, but it soon turns into something more as Rogers takes a personal interest in Vogel and his family. Both Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys give great performances; particularly Hanks, who really captures the spirit and personality of Rogers. Additionally, director Marielle Heller does a brilliant job at homaging the look and feel of the Mr. Rogers Neighborhood show by integrating faux segments of the show as part of the film's narrative. Incredibly creative and inspiring, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbor is a touching film with a positive message.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2020
    Not what I was expecting. Better than I was expecting. What a genuinely interesting film, I felt I was given real insight. I have no way of knowing if that's true or not of course, but I felt it, and that arguably matters more when it comes to filmmaking.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 16, 2019
    When it comes to showcasing famous figures in narrative films or documentaries, Mr. Rogers seems to be a very popular one to tackle. Whether you're looking back on the great kids show or watching the documentary from last year called Won't You Be My Neighbor?, he is just a man that makes for a moving story. When I heard they were going to be making a film based on a time in his life and have Tom Hanks portray him, I was completely sold. As far as Hollywood film stars go, Tom Hanks is as close to Mr. Rogers as you can possibly get in my opinion. While aspects of this film may feel predictable, it's undeniably likeable from start to finish.  Following a young journalist in Lloyd Vogel (known as Tom Junod in reality), as he struggles with his anger, his job, and his family life, he is tasked with interviewing Fred Rogers for the magazine that he works for. Not wanting to do it, he begins to realize that this kind-hearted man may be who he has needed all along. From this point on, the film becomes fairly predictable, but some of the best movies out there are predictable as well. I'm not going to overstate my enjoyment of this film and call it a masterpiece by any means, but it really is an enjoyable piece of filmmaking.  It should come as no surprise that a review of this film would include some praise for Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, but he truly is spectacular as this character. His awards praise is very much warranted and there were quite a few moments where he managed to bring a few tears to my eyes. With that said, I must admit though, Matthew Rhys who plays the reporter in this film was actually out of this world. Having only seen him in a few films before this role, I can officially say that I want to seek out his projects from now on. His commitment to this character made the movie that much more engaging.  After the release of Diary of a Teenage Girl, director Marielle Heller made one of my favourite films of 2018 in Can You Ever Forgive Me?. After really enjoying her debut and loving her second outing, I was very glad to see that she was tackling this movie and she didn't disappoint. Although a very quiet and simple movie, her sensibilities really shined. I will always look forward to her future works from here on out. It's not very often these days when directors really stand out to me, but in terms of indie dramas, Heller is one to keep an eye on.  In the end, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood isn't a film that will ever be known as one of the best films of 2019, but one of the sweeter movies of the years for sure. For those who share the same issues as the central character, this movie will definitely serve as a sort of therapy. It's a very calming movie that will make most viewers smile throughout the majority of the run time. Personally, I found myself relaxed and loving every minute of it, even though I knew where it was going from the very beginning. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood isn't perfect by any means, but it's very, very good and it features some stellar performances.
    KJ P Super Reviewer

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