A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) - Biography, Drama

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Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.

IMDB: 7.9
Director: Marielle Heller
Stars: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 27 out of 196 found boring (13.77%)

One-line Reviews (75)

A family film worth watching for the golden moments, the nifty score, and a tender performance from Tom Hanks.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood turned out to be a much different movie than I was expecting, but I really enjoyed it.

Rogers" movie, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD is gentle, warm, slow, kind and heartfelt - just the type of film that is antithetical to how life is bounding past all of us on a daily basis.

The movie was cold and a bit boring and by that i mean nothing caught my attention and it was all just talking and talking.

It's repetitive.

A pretty boring day in the cinema...

Every character says exactly what they mean every second of the time, having zero depth or nuance and are painted in broad strokes, despite the Mr Rogers character being one of the most intriguing real people ever on television.

Unfortunately when his story was being told (which was the majority of the movie) the movie dragged....

Fred Rogers has to be one of the most fascinating figures in the history of television.

I so wanted to leave the theater mid-film.

I went in wondering how such a well known actor would play such a well known person yet he did become our beloved Mr Rogers on screen complete with intentional slower pace and gentle nature.

Unfortunately, the slow pacing is offset erratically by the dramatic acting that comes off as borderline forced by the journalist's family.

This movie was fairly well-crafted, had some interesting elements, but overall was boring, depressing and emotionally manipulative.

In the end, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is exactly what I wanted it to be and more, and is certainly an emotional ride that is worth watching again, and one I will never forget.

Despite it's inherent flaws, the film delivers and enjoyable experience and is a refreshing reminder of the positive contributions Fred Rogers gave to the world.

The writing of the film is bland, and at times corny.


I think the story itself, about how Mr. Rogers cares deeply about people and went out of his way to care for a journalist, is compelling.

This actor impersonates this engaging host by relying on his sly friendly smile, vocal intonations, physical stance, and modulated line delivery.

Fred Rogers helps Lloyd Vogel to slow down and understand - and deal with - his feelings that are impeding his relationship with his father.

Do not miss it, worth the watch in theaters.

The cinematography is stunning, the emotion is raw, and the subtle quietness throughout the film is impeccable.

I'm so sick of the shallow empty meaningless load of tripe that Hollywood endlessly churns out.

Stunning Tom Hanks Performance .

The movie was unexpected and quite heartwarming.

Hanks became Mr Rogers in a breathtaking way.

About halfway through, aside from a few stellar scenes with Hanks, the storyline seemed to diverge farther into an exaggerated and overly predictable "feel good" drama.

The great taste of this rewarding experience was totally sullied this afternoon by A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, perhaps the most insidious Trojan Horse Sneak Attack yet against our beloved American Homeland by the Japanese Ruling Clique and its Sony Pictures Propaganda Arm.

Coming of age for adults!

I gave it a 7 as it is a little bit slow.

An unexpected perspective is a childhood treasure that inspired me to show my children the television show to reclaim some of that experience.

Yet the end result is less than seamless, more contrived and overdone.

Tom Hanks did an outstanding job portraying Rogers, from the slow talking right down to how he stood and how he walked.

I didn't love it, and I wished that they had focused more on Mr. Rogers rather than the plot of Lloyd and showed more Nuance in Mr. Rogers' story and character, but it was enjoyable and captured what Mr. Rogers was about.

One of the worst movies that I have ever seen.

My only criticism - some very slow-moving parts.

If you never watched him in the 90s or earlier, I could see how you might be thrown off with just how slow and abnormal his character comes off as.

Absolutely heartwarming and simply enjoyable.

Too bad the writers felt that they had to impose a trite metaphor as a short-cut to telling a genuinely honest tale, befitting of the man himself.

It was too slow paced.

I liked the recreation of the Mr Rogers set, but the segues using Mr Rogers Neighborhood type models of Pittsburgh and NYC, which were cute at first, became tiresome after awhile.

You truly feel as though you are immersed within the story.

Hanks gives a fascinating performance.

Anyway, Lloyd and his family are uninspiring and don't have much to say; they're all kind of dismal characters.

There was undeniably something creepy about seeing the saintly Fred Rogers engaging with sick and vulnerable children.

The movie mainly follows Lloyd and what's going on in his personal life and I really enjoyed it.

It's a very unique and intriguing story and I really enjoyed watching it.

But honestly it was an interesting story to watch and I enjoyed it.

Unfortunately by the second half of the film, the sweater unravels into formulaic melodrama so structured that you realize you already knew the beats of the film from the very first scene.

"The film was thoroughly enjoyable.

A formulaic second half saved by a heartwarming Tom Hanks .

I was so bored and the triggers that dramas usually create were non-existent 3) It went slow and was predictable 4) the film is almost 100% fictionalI didn't like it all.

His wife was written into a few scenes; I bet she was an intriguing woman as well.


It's worth watching just for Tom Hanks.

There are great documentaries already which I recommend over this dull-fest.

The movie was slow, and weird.

As you leave the theater, you will truly feel that listening to others and being accepting towards everyone make life worth living.

) That being said, it was still a beautifully made film, with artistic cinematography, wonderful acting and enjoyable music.

There are lagging moments as the film carries on but its not much of a bother because of all the intriguing things going on.

To be honest, if it hadn't been for these more idiosyncratic moments, I would have been quite bored, for the familial drama is trite and rather predictable, while Hanks' deliberate performance, as accurate as it may be, quickly outstays its welcome.

The speaking is all monotone and the pace is slower than a turtle.

People are fascinating though.

Tom Hanks and the cute little scene transitions are the only thing that elevate this movie and make it even remotely worth watching.

Lloyd's family problems are the main plot of the film, and I'm sorry to say that I was bored to tears during the family scenes because I just didn't care.

It felt slow and uninteresting to me at some parts because I didn't care enough about this plot involving Lloyd.

And I found the pace so slow that I ended up a bit fidgety and bored moving into the second reel of the film.

The film starts off with a seemingly unexpected plot twist, which honestly grabbed my attention.

I knew that the film was more about the journalist, and I grew up watching Mr Roger's Neighborhood, but this movie was incredibly boring.

With that said, Mr. Rogers feels like a secondary character in the plot, which gets increasingly predictable and cliché by the latter part of the film.

Save your money and stream 'Won't You Be My Neighbor' instead.

And he meets Mr. Rogers and goes through a very forced and contrived transformation, he's the main character and he wasn't very well developed.

But overall I found it to be uninspiring which it shouldn't be.

The end is as predictable as it gets, which is not a bad thing for this movie though, as it's the perfect fit for Hanks character, Mr. Rodgers.

Unexpected .