A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

BBFC PG Certificate

(2019) 104 mins

Director: Marielle Heller
Writers: Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster
Cinematography: Jody Lee Lipes
Production Design: Jade Healy
Music: Nate Heller



Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Jaded magazine writer Tom (Matthew Rhys) is assigned to write a profile of Fred Rogers, the beloved children’s TV presenter.  Determined to discover that this iconic figure has feet of clay, he learns instead about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.  A warm-hearted and cheering film for these gloomy times.

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Director Marielle Heller and screenwriters Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue have adroitly set up the tightrope that Tom Hanks has to walk across, stretching it between irony and belief, and the result is a really entertaining and touching film. And the moment when the kids on the New York subway spot Mr Rogers and start singing his theme tune to him, with adult passengers and cops joining in … well, I reckon I must have got something in my eye.”  The Guardian

It could easily be twee twaddle, but A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood is a nuanced, formally playful delight, a perfectly pitched and played ode to goodness. All hail Marielle Heller.”  Empire

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