A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a 2019 American biographical drama film directed by Marielle Heller.
Starring Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper, Maryann Plunkett, Enrico Colantoni, Wendy Makkena, Tammy Blanchard, Noah Harpster, Christine Lahti and others.
Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 released the trailer:
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD - International Trailer.
At the beginning of the film, a remake of the opening sequence for Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is shown, as the camera pans slowly over a model of the neighborhood, and we zoom in to Rogers' television house. After the camera goes from the neighborhood to inside the house, Mister Rogers (Tom Hanks) is seen coming home with his jacket on, singing the show's opening theme "Won't You Be My Neighbor?", as he hangs up his jacket in a closet, and grabs a cardigan zipper sweater to put on. Then, he takes off his dress shoes, and puts on a pair of blue sneakers. He shows a picture board with the portraits of some of his friends. He introduces a new friend, named Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), Mr. McFeely (Daniel Krell) shows a videotape on how Esquire magazines are made.
Set in 1998, Lloyd Vogel attends his sister Lorraine's wedding, along with his wife, Andrea (Susan Kelechi Watson), and their newborn son, Gavin. During the reception, Lloyd's estranged father, Jerry (Chris Cooper), wants to discuss Lloyd's dead mother Lila. Jerry says there are two sides to every story, but Lloyd won't hear him and punches him in the face, starting a fight when others try to restrain him. Lloyd's editor assigns him to interview children's television presenter Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) for a 400-word article about heroes, but Lloyd feels the assignment is beneath him. He travels to the WQED studio in Pittsburgh to interview Rogers. He sees Rogers on set with a disabled child and then views filming of the program. Afterwards, Rogers is dismissive of his fame and displays concern for Lloyd's nose injury. Lloyd relates to Rogers the issue of his relationship with his father and the fight. After their interview, Lloyd watches the filming of a Neighborhood of Make-Believe sequence where Daniel Stripèd Tiger is mad and does not know how to deal with his feelings, and performs "What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel?" with Lady Aberlin (Maddie Corman). Determined to expose Rogers' friendly persona as an act, Lloyd watches several episodes of Rogers' show and various interviews but is unable to discern anything. Lloyd interviews Rogers again when he visits New York. During the interview, Rogers dodges Lloyd's questions, and reminisces about raising his two sons. He states that if the things viewers tell him may be a burden, he deals with this in many ways. When they mention anger, Fred says a person might swim or even bang the low keys on a piano. Fred then takes out his puppets and asks Lloyd about his childhood "friends", meaning toys. Lloyd says he had Old Rabbit, but when Fred presses him on his parents and the rabbit, Lloyd becomes frustrated and ends the interview.
Here is the full cast and characters of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
The film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2019 (TIFF), on November 22, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom), on December 6, 2019 (United Kingdom), on February 28, 2020 (Turkey) and on March 25, 2020 (France) by Sony Pictures Releasing Argentina, TriStar Pictures, Aeon Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Feelgood Entertainment, Tencent Pictures Distribution, United International Pictures (UIP), Sony Pictures España and Starz!.
The duration of the film is 109 minutes. With a budget of $25 million, the film grossed over $68.3 million.
The film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is rated with "PG" rating.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood filming. Principal photography began on September 10, 2018, in Pittsburgh, with several sets converted into New York City.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 95/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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