A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood- Movie Review
“A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood”; Cast: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Lloyd Vogel, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper, Enrico Colantoni, Carmen Cusack, Noah Harpster, Maddie Corman; Direction: Marielle Heller; Rating: *** and 1/2 (three and half stars)
The film treats its audience like little kids and addresses topics pertaining to feelings, life and death, gingerly with kid gloves.
It is about relationships and has been inspired by the 1998 article “Can You Say Hero?” by Tom Junod, published in Esquire.
Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, the film focuses on the very personal connection the jaded journalist Llyod Vogel (Mathew Rhys) of Esquire (a fictionalised version of Junod), had with the television personality Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks).