Won't You Be My Neighbor?
- 1hr 34m
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I can't even describe how great this movie is. The world needs more Mister Rogers. This movie will remind you that you are loved just the way you are.
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This beautiful film celebrates a deeply good man with a great gift for repairing.
This might seem a quaint revelation, but it proves to be a powerful one. Learning that even Mr. Rogers questioned whether one man could make a difference is both heartening and saddening, enough to bring out in the viewer an overwhelming mix of emotions.
There's more to Fred Rogers than any 93-minute documentary can contain, and it was easy for me not to lament what Neville wasn't doing and just to embrace what Rogers was.
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Fred Rogers spent decades on television, using puppets and play to inspire the imaginations of countless children. But his ideals and compassion also transformed our very concept of childhood – and of what it means to be good neighbors to each other. Directed by Academy Award® -winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? offers a glimpse behind the cardigan at the life and legacy of this singular, fascinating man.
- Fred Rogers
- Joanne Rogers
- McColm Cephas Jr.
- François Scarborough Clemmons
- Kailyn Davis
- Yo-Yo Ma
- Joe Negri
- David Newell
Did You Know?
- Director Morgan Neville was partly inspired to create this documentary after asking Yo-Yo Ma about how he handled his status of being a celebrity. Ma said Fred Rogers mentored him on how his fame could be used for good.
- When the documentary starts talking about the Challenger disaster, it's intercut with scenes of a Neighborhood episode in which Dr. Bill Platypus is launched in Lady Elaine's rocket ship. The episode in question aired in 1969, a good 17 years before the Challenger exploded.
- Fred Rogers: Love is at the root of everything - all learning, all parenting, all relationships. Love or the lack of it. And what we see and hear on the screen is part of who we become.