A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Tom Hanks plays the cherished American television icon Mister Rogers in this moving biographical story.

Time & Tickets

Thanks to his hugely popular children’s show, that ran from 1968 to 2001, Mister Rogers was considered a national treasure in the US. More than any children’s TV presenter, the charismatic Rogers had a knack for getting kids to talk about their feelings and other serious topics. One day, Esquire magazine appoints the hard-bitten journalist Lloyd Vogel to interview Rogers for a short article. At first he is cynical, but after several conversations he becomes intrigued by the calm, disarmingly idealistic Rogers.
Like Forrest Gump, Mister Rogers derives his status as a semi-mythical figure from his incredible innocence and flawlessness. In other words: it’s impossible not to like him. This generous character – much like in FORREST GUMP and THE TERMINAL – fits Tom Hanks like a glove. The same goes for Matthew Rhys in the role of tough journalist. One would expect thunder after a collision between these two counterparts, but the opposite is true – it turns out to be A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

Marielle Heller, USA, 2019, 109 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper.