A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Steed, Nicholas

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood offers a powerful message about acceptance and understanding. It’s based on real life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. Fred Rogers is portrayed by Tom Hanks. Fred was a puppeteer and ordained minister who became a host of a TV program called “Mister Rogers Neighborhood,” a kid friendly show, which aired from 1968-2001 on PBS. Fred Rogers passed away in 2003 in Pittsburgh, PA, which is also where the show was produced. He is survived by his wife Joane Rogers. The movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is about journalist Lyod Vogel who is a cynical man. He is assigned by his editors at Esquire to do a profile on Fred Rogers. Based on the real article written by Tom Junod in November 1998 called “Can You Say … Hero?,” the link to which article is down below is based on the relationship that develops. As Lyod Vogel gets to know Rogers, his outlook on life changes. Lyod Vogel becomes a better person through spending time with Rogers. The article got so much buzz because it gives a clear look at the effect Fred Rogers had on people. No one was able to resist being charmed and inspired by “Mister Rogers.” I would rate this an 8/10. The movie was definitely a tearjerker. It was also had humor. It is a family friendly movie. Rotten tomatoes rated this 95%. IMDb.com rated this 7.9/10. This is definitely something to watch with the family during the holidays. https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a27134/can-you-say-hero-esq1198/