A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

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Movie Info & Cast


Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.


  • Tom Hanks
  • Matthew Rhys
  • Chris Cooper
  • Susan Kelechi Watson
  • Maryann Plunkett
  • Enrico Colantoni
  • Wendy Makkena
  • Tammy Blanchard
  • Noah Harpster
  • Carmen Cusack

Did You Know?


  • Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris were attached to direct the movie.
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  • As is usual for a biodrama, certain events are changed for dramatic purposes. The beginning of the film states this takes place in 1998, however, several of the Mister Rogers episodes depicted being recorded were actually filmed earlier. The episode where Rogers attempted to put up a tent was filmed in 1975, and his visit to the Uptown String Quartet was filmed and aired in 1997, and the Neighborhood of Make-Believe story involving the skunk was filmed and aired in 1987.
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    • [hosting "MisteRogers' Neighborhood"; from trailer]
    • Fred Rogers: Hello, neighbor.
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Verified Review

definitely more for adults who have memories of watching it... I'm a 90's baby I've seen episodes when i was young so i was able to understand but anyone born after 2k wont see it as a value like the mid early 90's and earlier adults.

Gerard N
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I needed that 🥺

Paul B


Nov 20, 2019

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is no biopic but a very narrowly cast reimagining of one specific relationship late in the life of a noted person.

Metacritic review by Dana Stevens
Dana Stevens
Sep 7, 2019

It’s as cosy as Mr Rogers’ trademark zip-up cardigan, but the sweetness of this film about the beloved US children’s television personality is tempered by the inventive eccentricity of its approach.

Metacritic review by Wendy Ide
Wendy Ide
Screen International
Sep 7, 2019

There’s no question that Hanks is perfect in the part, as the actor’s amiability and unquestionable sincerity make for an ideal match with the unique television personality. Marielle Heller's film itself, however, is a rather more modest achievement, sympathetic and yet entirely predictable in its dramatic trajectory of making a believer of an angry, cynical journalist.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter