Starring: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper, Enrico Colantoni, Maryann Plunkett, Tammy Blanchard, Wendy Makkena, Sakina Jaffrey, Carmen Cusack, Noah Harpster, Maddie Corman
Bio-drama directed by Marielle Heller. Based on a true story in which an award-winning cynical journalist, Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), begrudgingly accepts an assignment profiling the beloved television icon Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) and overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency, and finds his perspective on life transformed.
Our Favorite Quotes:'Sometimes we have to ask for help, and that’s okay.' - Fred Rogers (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) Click To Tweet 'I think the best thing we can do is to let people know that each one of them is precious.' - Fred Rogers (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) Click To Tweet
Lloyd Vogel: Hey, I’m looking for Fred Rogers.
Bill Isler: In here.
[as they enter the studio, we see Rogers singing his show’s intro]
Fred Rogers: It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Would you be mind? Could you be mine? Please won’t you be my neighbor. Hello, neighbor.
Lloyd Vogel: Mr. Rogers, I’m here to interview you.
Andrea Vogel: It is so nice to meet you.
Andrea Vogel: You okay?
Lloyd Vogel: I’m profiling Mr. Rogers.
Andrea Vogel: Lloyd, please don’t ruin my childhood.
Lloyd Vogel: [to Rogers] This will be a piece for an issue about heroes. Do you consider yourself a hero?
Fred Rogers: Sometimes we have to ask for help, and that’s okay.
Fred Rogers: We are trying to give the world positive ways of dealing with their feelings.
Lloyd Vogel: Yeah, like what?
Fred Rogers: There are many things you can do. You can play all the lowest keys on a piano at the same time.
[imitates hitting the piano keys]
Fred Rogers: Bong!
[on the subway]
Mr. Rogers Fans: Hey, Mr. Rogers.
[they start singing]
Mr. Rogers Fans: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor.
[everyone on the subway cart starts joining in]
Mr. Rogers Fans: Please won’t you be my neighbor.
Fred Rogers: That was wonderful.
Lloyd Vogel: [to Rogers] You love broken people like me.
Fred Rogers: I think the best thing we can do is to let people know that each one of them is precious.
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