Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in 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 empathy, kindness and decency from America’s most beloved neighbor.
“It’s not only Mister Rogers’s kindness that hovers over Beautiful Day, but also his creative spirit. Paying tribute to his skills as a composer, performer and puppeteer, the movie affirms his status as a hero of the imagination.” — A.O. Scott, New York Times
“This is a movie that’s both entertainment and spiritual toolkit—take from it what you need.” — Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
“Even if you think Rogers’ psychological model is simplistic, you can’t help but climb aboard.” — Ella Taylor, NPR
Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster
Tom Hanks, Christine Lahti, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson