A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

DVD - 2020
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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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Tony_Jeffers
Nov 24, 2020

I watched the first Muppets movie and loved it. I thought this movie would do the same thing for Mister Rogers as the Muppet movies did for the Muppet TV show. I was wrong and the kids boredom soon turned into a major rebellion and we had to stomp out of the movie theatre popcorn in hand. Pizza, ice cream and the beach didn't quite make up for the disappointment.

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Lori_Pederson
Nov 22, 2020

Tom Hanks shines as Fred Rogers. Interestingly, Tom Hanks was Rogers' favourite actor. Great acting by all and excellent director. Inspired by reporter Tom Junod's article on Fred Rogers.

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yesbyedith
Nov 22, 2020

Actually pretty dark movie. Might have helped my childhood if had watched Mr Rogers.
Commentary with director and director photography very good also.

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Walter724
Nov 14, 2020

This movie is ok. I grew up with Mr. Dressup though, and couldn't relate to this film much. Some of it was a bit boring.

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vickmeister
Nov 01, 2020

Not quite what I was expecting, but I was immediately drawn into the story of how a jaded reporter found his life forever altered by his chance introduction to Mr. Rogers. At first Lloyd scoffs at the "too good to be true" nature of the beloved children's television icon, and the lessons taught on the show. But despite himself, he finds that this connection becomes a force for good in his own life. I caught myself leaning in towards the TV wondering what would happen next. Loved it.

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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. Rogers' 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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Halloweenlib
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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atchfive
Sep 09, 2020

Very uplifting movie for our current times. Even though you may think you know about Mr Rogers this movie will give you fresh perspective and the story is handled incredibly well. Tom Hanks shines again. Loved it.

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sandypal
Sep 03, 2020

Watch the documentary about Mr. Rogers by the same name. Finally understood why, when my sons were young, they preferred his show to Sesame Street.

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DanielleMa
Aug 28, 2020

It is a bit slow but very nice film. We, who remember Mr. Rogers, will love it.


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