A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (2019)
This film stars Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers. Although almost unheard of in the UK, Fred Rogers was a national treasure in the US, having been an American children’s TV presenter of “Mr Rogers’ neighbourhood” from 1968 to 2001.
He was much admired for the way he encouraged children (and adults) to talk and think about their feelings. Hanks brilliantly portrays Rogers’s innocence, at once elderly and childlike, his imperviousness to cynicism, his savant gift for sensing people’s unhappiness, together with a politician’s courtly way with interviewers that a certain kind of showbiz savvy has taught him.
This is a really entertaining and touching film.
Running time : 1 hour 49 mins
Ratings : Rotten Tomatoes 92% / IMdb 7.3/10