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 Lloyd Vogel.

IMDB: 7.3
Director: Marielle Heller
Stars: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 100 out of 560 found boring (17.85%)

One-line Reviews (233)

Incredibly dull and boring .

Tom Hanks delivers a lovely performance as Mr. Rogers, but it's a secondary role in the movie, which is really about an angry and bitter journalist's (predictable) journey to salvation in his own relationships.

The story is beyond slow and not to mention PAINFULLY awkward.

Like the title says: this is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Great story but snooze fest.

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

After the sappy reunion with the cliched American absentee father, but before the all too predictable ending, I had a really good ten minute nap on my couch.

Hence, it was a little boring.

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

One of the worst movies I have seen .

It is a movie worth watching at the cinema because it does trigger the spark to want to know more about Fred Rogers, and because it is a respite from movies flooded with immorality.

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

It is very entertaining, and even with the failures there were occasional moments that moved me, and the beginning where we see how the protagonist carries his family relationships hooked me.

"Therapeutically Entertaining!

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

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

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.

"The film was thoroughly enjoyable.

The whole film was quite predictable and Tom came off as kinda creepy.

That journey was a very pleasant experience, and I walked out of the theater into a new year, indeed a new decade, with a determination to be nicer, kinder, and more gentle.

Empty .

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

If you didn't grow up with the Mr Roger's show about you (which I didn't) then chances are this is going to seem somewhat boring, even tedious at times.

I'm glad I watched this what a movie what a guy Fred Roger's What a guy & what s performance by Tom Hanks Really enjoyable movie..

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.

Pretentious PC with its 'maybe you didn't notice' inter-racial marriage and background moralizing.

The story is warm, intriguing.

Outstanding performances but slow direction.

It was too slow paced.

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.

Uninteresting .

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

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

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.

I couldn't make it all the way through the movie and actually walked out of the cinema after three quarters of the film.

But I found the movie laborious and frankly pretty 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.


It's a NICE movie, charming places but if I'm to be honest I found it to be a bit of a snooze fest.

So overall, while this movie isn't perfect, I still thoroughly enjoyed it and kinda loved it.

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

Unfolding like a warm, soothing & comforting hug that takes away all your anger, frustration & resentment with its powerful grip & sense of assurance, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a life-affirming & soul-stirring drama that provides a fascinating glimpse into the guiding philosophy of America's most beloved neighbor.

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

At times, I thought it was a little contrived, though I didn't care as I simply loved it.

Actually quite boring.

I fell asleep during the first 15 minutes.

Hanks is on point and plays the character perfectly but the story and pacing was so boring and slow, I fell asleep 20 mins in.

Not for me although the Mrs loved it , Tom Hanks plays a good part always does but this has to be his worst movie ( not his fault)to date.

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

It moved extremely slow and felt stilted, unnatural.

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.

The movie was unexpected and quite heartwarming.

Sweet and touching though it may have been, I also thought it slow, meandering, overly earnest, and ponderously boring.

I'm not going to overstate my enjoyment of this film and call it a masterpiece by any means, but it really is an enjoyable piece of filmmaking.

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

"Welcome to my neighborhood, try to stay awake" .

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.

Predictable and a creepy Tom .

It's repetitive.

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

I am going to go against the glowing reviews from predominantly North Americans and say that this movie was dull with little to no character development and, at times, downright creepy.

Worth watching...

I so wanted to leave the theater mid-film.

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.

Only one thing boring boring boring.

Worth watching!

The turning point for the main journalist character is confusing to me.

The movie starts very slow and you'll be bored for half of the movie.

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

What was problematicWe, the audience, were not initially aware who was Mister Rogers, and in this ignorance Tom Hanks low, slow and paternalistic character seemed creepy and coercive.

The movie is boring and has zero genuine charm that the show had.

Which it was trying to aim for that but missed out with its dull script.

This makes the whole movie seem boring.

I just can't seem to understand why the hell all the 10's are given for this YAWNER of a creepy , boring , LONG ass movie.

Hanks became Mr Rogers in a breathtaking way.

The "segue" showing the miniature model of the Mr. Roger's neighborhood (past or present) was confusing, if it truly was a segue.

It seems so slow paced and low budget.

He is a boring, uninteresting character and I did not care about him at all.

Slow paced and uneventful....

This has to be the WORST movie I've EVER had to sit through !

In short, the plot synopsis is that a cynical journalist is given an assignment to profile Fred Rogers as an American hero, and the encounter with Rogers affects the journalist in unexpected ways.

However one still might be open for whatever comes next, only that the movie defies expectations of being "that Mr. Rogers movie" by suddenly being about completely different, utterly uninteresting people several years later, who are in even less interesting situations like some old weirdo singing an annoying song (I always found nothing can be more annoying than an unwanted, let alone a bad, unwanted song) in some dimly lit, dusty old restaurant or whatever.

The movie was boring at first.

A pretty boring day in the cinema...

It was confusing in parts, sugary sweet in others and fairly ho hum.

At first I must admit Mr Rogers appearance and voice grated on me I thought I was in for Tom Hanks revisiting Forest Gump and plonking himself in a Television studio a quarter of a Century later at first I was reminded of the famous line from Forest Gump that "Life is Like a Box of Chocolates "As the film progresses Mr Rogers kind caring and frankly dull character become his greatest charm as the layers of his character as well as the layers of Lloyd Vogel's character are exposed to the audience.

Hanks gives a fascinating performance.

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.

Lloyd was an uninteresting character, and since his story was the main focus of this movie, I considered this movie to be a rip-off.

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 movie touched me deeply, I felt on the edge of tears throughout most of it.

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

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

Stunning Tom Hanks Performance .

This is due to the fact that the show was structured as something both educational and entertaining at the same time, which biographical films of this type also have a tendency to do.

The result is an entertaining, endearing and often emotional experience.

A little slow in places, it does contain some wonderful messages, that stayed with me long after the credits rolled.

Rather than a long drawn out biopic of a famous person we just see them during a brief snippet of their lives which illuminates their character without having to see their entire life story.

Poorly acted and extremely boring!!!

However, knowing what I was getting, I enjoyed it more for what it was, than what I expected.

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

The film though is filmed and edited in an incredibly boring 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.

I have a sense that scene may have been perfect on the first take because it was so real and deeply evocative.

Slow, terribly slow.

I did not grow up liking Mr.rogers, it was too slow for me as a kid.

Director Marielle Heller brings Tom Hanks to the screen as Fred Rogers in a fascinating supporting role and a personally, riveting, and compelling one-minute of silence that deeply resonates.

The movie is funny and charming and well worth watching.

So, with no 'background' I watched this movie because it had received so many sterling reviews, that however, successfully marred the entire experience for me because it was plain and simply boring and doesn't live up to the reviews!

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.

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.

People are fascinating though.

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

As avid movie goer's you go to biopics or movies based on true stories expecting scandal or at least some sort of unexpected behaviour.

Absolutely terrible, the slowest most boring film I have ever had the displeasure to watch at a cinema.

It can be slow.

What a complete Borefest.

On my first viewing Matthew Rhys incredibly dull and bland, today less so.

The final few scenes make the movie whole and even though the making up to that scenes are boring, it was worth it.

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.

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.

Boring and cliché .

Waste of Time .

Either Heller's direction, which includes fun and sometimes disorienting sequences involving Mister Rogers' characters, or maybe it's just a calm and smiling Hanks as Mister Rogers, that lulled me into easy affection for this movie.

But rapidly it becomes boring and manierist.

The sensitive portrait of a modern day Christian hero and how he interacted with others was totally unexpected from Hollywood since movies lately have been so disappointingly different.

And making it dull and slow.

Cheesy, predictable fare...

Coming of age for adults!

The storyline was compelling and the acting wonderful.

We like the fast paced nature, of bright colours and fast action.

He truly becomes this wonderful man in just about every aspect, from his outwardly friendly disposition to his slow, easy to understand manner of speech.

But slowly we understand even though how bore the movie becomes, it tells us great life lessons.

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

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

Final Say -Walking a well-trodden line of family drama storytelling, this based on a true story journey makes for extremely enjoyable viewing as the very essence of Roger's being is brought to life by a director and her cast who all work together to create a lovely reminder of the good in us all.

With the positive character development he had, he was pretty enjoyable.

In my cinema people were chatting and audibly yawning during his father 'touching' 4am speech.

It's not even really about the magazine writer, or, at least, I don't think that's a very interesting story, trite as it is.

But nothing happens in the film, nothing.

And dull at times.

The pacing is kinda slow which doesn't help this either.

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

Maybe with a slicker marketing campaign, a more exciting story, or a more familiar character.

Worth a watch if you like the slow, deep and meaningful drama.

Totally Waste of time...

It was boring and dull.

Make the film unwatchable!

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, directed by Marielle Heller and starring Tom Hanks, is honestly quite enjoyable (in my opinion).

The formulaic format of Mister Rogers show created a reassuring predictable setting that was a safe space to introduce issues and problems with solutions and understanding from a Christian perspective, after-all Mr Rogers Presbyterian ministry was in TV.

It's way to long, confusing, ridiculous, and I could barely tell when it started and stopped.

In the end the movie who's name is too long to type was warm , had great acting , simple dialogue and a gentle reminder to be nice to people.

Very slow and boring.

Movie isn't exactly a biopic, nor is it really about Mr. Rogers, but it's worth watching as long as you're able to focus on it you will enjoy Tom Hanks performance.

Kind of a strange unexpected film .

The overall energy was so slow and low.

His story line was minor and secondary to an uninteresting tale about a journalist who interviews him for a publication.

I consider this a waste of time and a horribly misleading movie premise.

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

But it was a really slow and boring movie for me.

A wonderful and enjoyable story!.

One of the worst movies that I have ever seen.

This allows the audience to become invested in the plot while also absorbing the life lessons and advice given to them in a subtle manner, so much so that they may not even realise it.

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

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.

Sooo slow .

So many weird and pointless scenes.

Unexpected .

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

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.

But oh my word, this film is slow and boring and takes itself far to seriously, its utter rubbish.

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

The documentary on Mr. Rogers is way better and people can learn more about Mr. Rogers' fascinating life from it.

Absolutely heartwarming and simply enjoyable.

An uncomfortable and dull journey into nothingness.

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.

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

Still, it was slow moving and too predictable.

Boring .

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

I even fast forwarded through some of the movie because I got bored with the "man who hates his father, then the father is dying, then the father dies and man regrets not spending time with dad" worn out old story line.

Worst movie I have ever seen.

Rather dull .

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

While I found this movie very slow going & boring at times, it contains beautiful lessons for all of us.

Boring movie about a boring guy.

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.

Slow, depressing, and unimaginable story-telling.

Great movie and gave me a range of emotions but thoroughly enjoyed it so recommend to anyone with a heart.

I never watched Mr. R when I was young, and now I know why, he's boring and annoying.

I fell asleep.

So for us it was a very slow start and we were struggling to get into this movie.

Very slow, disappointing and didn't live up to the hype.

I found it shallow, patronizing, superficial and boring.

cliche ridden "feel good" movie.

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

30 seconds into the movie and I already wanted to leave the theater, nothing that I expected at all.

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

Part of it was also confusing.

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

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

An interesting and enjoyable watch .

A formulaic second half saved by a heartwarming Tom Hanks .

you may find it slow in between.

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

Entire film too slow, weird and full of boring conversation!

Heller also introduces a series of surrealistic scenes from Mr. Roger's rebuilt sets that blend back and forth into the real world on screen as well as an extended scene which the primary character of Tom Junod's alter ego in the movie, Lloyd Vogel seems to enter into an intriguing Mr. Robert's neighborhood sequence.

The acting was tight and competent from the entire ensemble if a little repetitive and predictable.

This was a fascinating look into the man who made so many children happy.

One of the most enjoyable moments of the film occurs when a small group of young strangers recognize Mr. Rogers on a subway train.

While aspects of this film may feel predictable, it's undeniably likeable from start to finish.

Chantel Akerman did it to riveting effect in Jeanne Dielman, and Bela Tarr also gets a lot of mileage out of it.

His commitment to this character made the movie that much more engaging.

Mister Rogers' message from the past did come through; about recognizing feelings and responding appropriately, to be okay with who you are, and talking about those feelings is okay but the movie overall is very slow paced and depending on who you are as a person, might not be worth a watch.

My only criticism - some very slow-moving parts.

The story was bland.

The movie was slow, and weird.

Do not miss it, worth the watch in theaters.

This is a very slow and dull movie.

I also found the main character, Lloyd Vogel, to be quite compelling.

An Empty Day In The Neighborhood .

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.

It's worth watching just for Tom Hanks.

It Was A Fascinating Story .

I was patient and tried to give it a chance but it just became more and more boring over time.

For me the story is just too slow and to be honest boring as well.

What follows is slow, thoughtful and heart warming.

Entire film quite slow, and full of boring conversation!

What a waste of time watching this.

A slow, meandering, and overly earnest morality tale...

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.

This slow paced story would flop these days I think.