After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbour.
If by the end Rogers remains something of an enigma, his belief that a flawed thing can still be a good thing is exemplified by a sweet-natured film that leads by example.| Read in full: A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood movie review We Love Cinema
t could easily be twee twaddle, but A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood is a nuanced, formally playful delight, a perfectly pitched and played ode to goodness. All hail Marielle Heller.Empire
Director Marielle Heller and screenwriters Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue have adroitly set up the tightrope that Tom Hanks has to walk across, stretching it between irony and belief, and the result is a really entertaining and touching film.The Guardian
As in 2015’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl and 2018’s Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Heller brings her usual wit and playfulness to proceedings, side-stepping mawkish sentimentality in favour of matter-of-fact pragmatism.Little White Lies