A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

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In Theaters: November 22, 2019

On DVD/Blu-ray: February 18, 2020

On Digital: February 4, 2020

PG | 1h 47m | Drama


Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), an investigative journalist for Esquire magazine, is less than pleased when he's given an assignment to write a short profile on Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), the beloved star of the children's television show, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Lloyd is dealing with his father Jerry (Chris Cooper), who abandoned Lloyd and their family when Lloyd's mother grew ill. Now elderly, Jerry wants back into Lloyd's life, but Lloyd still carries a lot of resentment.

On that note, Lloyd travels to Pittsburgh to meet Mr. Rogers, but at every turn, he's surprised by how empathetic the man is and how in tune he is to others' problems. Lloyd soon realizes he needs more than one short interview to write his piece, because there's so much more to Fred Rogers than he first thought. And what Lloyd finds will change his life forever.

Based on the 1998 Esquire magazine article titled Can You Say...Hero? by Tom Junod.

Director: Marielle Heller
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf, Youree Henley
Cast: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper, Enrico Colantoni, Tammy Blanchard, Maryann Plunkett
Writer(s): Noah Harpster, Micah Fitzerman-Blue
Inspiration: Fred Rogers
Official Site: abeautifulday.movie

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