A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

{5/5} “Sometimes it’s hardest of all to forgive someone we love.”

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, released in 2019

Lloyd is a prizewinning magazine writer who has a wife and baby. When he goes to his sister’s wedding he’s unhappy to see his father. They end up having an argument that leads to punches being thrown. Lloyd’s editor tells him he’s going to interview Fred Rogers for a series on heroes. He’s not enthusiastic about it, but then he meets Rogers.

It’s about what happens when a cynical man meets one of the most uncynical people around. It’s about dealing with your feelings.

We see Mr. Rogers’ remarkable ability to make everyone he talks to feel like they’re the most important person in the world. The scene where kids on the subway sing to Mr. Rogers is beautiful.

One more quotation: “Anything mentionable is manageable.”

If I were asked to name my favourite actor today, I would say Tom Hanks. He inhabits the role of Mr. Rogers with the genuineness you expect.

Stars Matthew Rhys and Chris Cooper. Directed by Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?).

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