This is the movie we need right now, and Tom Hanks looks absolutely perfect as Mr. Rogers. From what I’ve read from the man, he’s apparently just as nice as Mr. Rogers was. There’s just one thing about the movie that worries me: I’ll probably be bawling my eyes out while watching it, meaning I might wait until it gets its home release so that I won’t disturb everyone around me at my local cinema.
Watch the new trailer below:
Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, 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. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor.