Movie Review A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (PG)
Wednesday, 18 December 2019 | Admin
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (PG)
1hr, 49mins. Biography Drama.
Director: Marielle Heller
Stars: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Chris Cooper
What's It About?
Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
IMDB User Rating 7.9/10
Metascore (Critics Rating) 8/10
Total Films Jane Crowther scored it 8/10 and wrote:
For those seeking comfort, kindness and a sense of cherishing in a turbulent world that seems to reward cruelty over caring, A Beautiful Day will be cinematic balm. Surrender to it and bring tissues.
Perhaps being British and unfamilar with the aforementioned Mr Rogers I am missing something.
The movie is superbly shot and acted but as a drama never really gets going. It's nice but to a British audience anyway it may lack the appeal it has to the US audience and critics who in the main rate it very highly.
Well put together quite uplifting but a little bland in general.
MGN Rating 6.5/10