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: 7.6
Director: Marielle Heller
Stars: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys
Length: 109 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 41 out of 280 found boring (14.64%)

One-line Reviews (120)

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

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.

This makes the whole movie seem boring.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The story is warm, intriguing.

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..

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

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

The movie was unexpected and quite heartwarming.

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

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

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

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

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.

The overall energy was so slow and low.

"The film was thoroughly enjoyable.

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

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.

Hanks gives a fascinating performance.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

The storyline was compelling and the acting wonderful.

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

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.

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

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

Coming of age for adults!

Part of it was also confusing.

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.

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

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

The story was bland.

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

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.

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.

It's repetitive.

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

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

Absolutely heartwarming and simply enjoyable.


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

cliche ridden "feel good" movie.

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

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.

People are fascinating though.

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

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

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 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.

It was boring and dull.

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

It was too slow paced.

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

My only criticism - some very slow-moving parts.

Uninteresting .

Stunning Tom Hanks Performance .

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

A pretty boring day in the cinema...

Hanks became Mr Rogers in a breathtaking way.

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

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.

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

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.

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.


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

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

Unexpected .

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.

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

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

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.

It's worth watching just for Tom Hanks.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Sooo slow .

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

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

One of the worst movies that I have ever seen.

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

Do not miss it, worth the watch in theaters.

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.

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.

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

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.

I fell asleep.

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

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.

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

A formulaic second half saved by a heartwarming Tom Hanks .

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

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

The movie was slow, and weird.

What a complete Borefest.

I so wanted to leave the theater mid-film.

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

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.

Great story but snooze fest.

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!