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Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)


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From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.


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On paper, all that low-key positivity ought to be tricky material for a documentary filmmaker. But watching "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" was a profoundly emotional experience.

March 22, 2018 | Full Review…
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Behind that facade of nice, it turns out, there was mostly even more nice - albeit, buoyed by a serious commitment to educational TV.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

It's impossible to make a deep documentary when every interviewee worships the man so much, he gets to keep hiding his true self inside felt.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

For the many generations that grew up with Rogers' friendly face as their guide, Won't You Be My Neighbor is like peering into the past with renewed clarity and wishing his civility had caught on.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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It's hard for me to judge Won't You Be My Neighbor? on artistic grounds because mostly it's a documentary you want to hug.

January 20, 2018 | Full Review…

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?" truly captures such an immense undertaking and grasps the responsibility that Fred encouraged as he became a champion for children, leading the charge with 100% heart.

April 18, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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