Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) is tasked with creating a profile of Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), the creator and star of the successful children’s program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. He dutifully goes to the studio where his subject is filming his show, and soon enough, he is sitting down with him, asking him probing questions. However, Fred seems to have a different plan in mind. The interviewee suddenly becomes the interviewer, and he starts to help the writer sent for him in unexpected ways. The film, which is based on the 1988 Esquire cover story by Tom Junod, is directed by Marielle Heller.~Phil Griffin
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I'll be honest this was my wife's choice when we ordered 5 movies to help get us through the stay-at-home orders. She remembered Mr. Rogers, while I'm pretty sure I never saw it. For her is was wonderful and nostalgic and for me it was wow, I never expected to enjoy this movie so much. I highly recommend one looks up the Esquire article on which the movie is based. It's a great read.
This story about the relationship between Mr Rogers and a reporter is a great way to remind us to always take other approaches when we think we know people. I felt that it was engaging and it gave me a bit more of my childhood back in the Mr Rogers scenes. Got people expecting this to be a straight Mr Rogers movie, please know that the true story is more focused on the reporter with Mr Rogers showing him how to view the world a slight bit more differently.
This is a wonderful movie for people who feel nostalgia towards Fred Rogers, but the actual story is a fiction. It is loosely based on an article written by an author a few years before Rogers' death, however neither the writer, nor the events depicted are factual. All in all, Tom Hanks puts on a splendid show as no other actor would portray the selfless and thoughtful Rogers with such great enthusiasm, realism, and wit. A definite feel good movie at a time when genuine feelings are at a premium.
Tom Hanks certainly has a rich legacy of starring roles. This role should be his crown for actually making a difference in the world. Everyone you know should see this movie for its message on how to make others more important. For Mr. Rogers, there was no them versus us. It was always about enriching your life by including love for those who are unlovable. For sheer beauty of feeling, I compare this with "Delovely." You will watch this again and again for support of your spirit.
While I was growing up, I never had the chance to Watch Mr. Rogers
Other things took precedence.
This portrayal looks so much deeper into one man and the affect he had on shaping children and adults.
Today's world could use a lot more people like Mr. Rogers.
This movie is a look onto the true heart and soul of human kindness.
It is worth watching over and over.
Enjoy, better yet learn one definition of Compassion, Empathy or Kindness.
This movie was so much better than I expected. It really showed us the person that he was and that it wasn't all an act.
One of my favorite shows to watch when I was a child and slso great to watch along with my children.
Tom Hanks played him Beautifully.
I couldn't imagine another actor successfully playing this American Hero. That's exactly what Fred Rogers is, an American Hero. Everyone I know, who grew up in America, loves Mr. Rogers. While this movie isn't particularly funny, it is a beautiful retelling of the story of Fred Rogers, and his (unlikely) friendship with an investigative journalist.