So much is going on in entertainment these days, it’s easy for something relatively big to slip through the cracks. Like, for example, that a Tom Hanks Mr. Rogers movie is coming out next weekend in the U.S. Yes, really!
Directed by Marielle Heller, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood tells the true story of a journalist (Matthew Rhys) hired to write about iconic TV host Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) and how the meeting changed his life.
Reviews for the film have been wildly positive and yet, with Joker and Disney+ and Scorsese and so much going on in the world, both within pop culture and beyond, it feels like many of us have forgotten about the movie. Well, this new trailer may just change that. It’s lovely.
Doesn’t that just look heartwarming? Come on now. And, in case you haven’t seen it, the Mr. Rogers documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbour? is a must-watch; it’s on home video now.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood opens November 22 in the U.S. It does not currently have an Australian release date.