First Trailer for 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' with Tom Hanks

July 22, 2019
Source: YouTube

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Trailer

"Hello, neighbor." Sony Pictures has revealed the first full trailer for the highly anticipated A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks as the beloved Fred Rogers from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". The film is directed by the wonderfully talented Marielle Heller (The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Can You Ever Forgive Me?) and is a lovely follow-up to the excellent documentary about Mr. Rogers, titled Won't You Be My Neighbor?. The story focuses on Rogers' relationship with Tom Junod, played by Matthew Rhys, a jaded journalist who is assigned a profile of Fred and learns about empathy, kindness, and decency during his time with him. The cast includes Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper, Enrico Colantoni, Maryann Plunkett, Tammy Blanchard, Wendy Makkena, Sakina Jaffrey, & Carmen Cusack. Well, this looks absolutely wonderful! More than just a biopic, feels like it is even more profound.

Here's the first trailer for Marielle Heller's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, from YouTube:

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks portrays Fred Rogers, best known as Mister Rogers, in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. When a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning lessons about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is directed by acclaimed American filmmaker Marielle Heller, director of the films The Diary of a Teenage Girl and Can You Ever Forgive Me? previously. The screenplay is written by Noah Harpster & Micah Fitzerman-Blue; inspired by Tom Junod's magazine article. Produced by Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf, and Youree Henley. Sony Pictures will release Heller's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood in theaters everywhere starting on November 22nd, right before Thanksgiving week, later this fall. First impression? So how does that look?

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I don't know really the man. Although, the trailer doesn't look bad. At some point maybe, when I get in the mood for such feel good thing ...

shiboleth on Jul 22, 2019


Wow, I really needed that after watching the Roy Cohn trailer! This looks good, even though Hanks seems to slip into Forrest Gump's voice occasionally. It's based on a Esquire article I've read many times.... here's the link

kitano0 on Jul 22, 2019


Man. That got me all choked up.

Mark on Jul 22, 2019


I love Tom Hanks as an actor and I love Mr. Rogers, but all this did was remind me I need to watch "Won't You Be My Neighbor?". If you have an excellent documentary, what's the point of having this "acted" film? Love the talent involved, it just doesn't seem necessary or interesting to me.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 22, 2019


As good as the documentary is, this the account of how Mr. Rogers inspired the journalist's life, and their friendship. i think this will be a good companion piece to the documentary. By the way, and I don't want to be condescending, the remaking of a good documentary with a narrative film is part of cinematic history. One that comes to mind is Grey Gardens, starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore. A more recent example is Welcome to Marwen with Steve Carell.

kitano0 on Jul 22, 2019


No offense, just because it's "cinematic history" doesn't necessarily mean it's a good idea or make it a good film. Case in point: Welcome to Marwen.

THE_RAW_ on Jul 25, 2019


I agree!

kitano0 on Jul 25, 2019


Very good. I wish the focus was more on Rogers, but it looks great.

DAVIDPD on Jul 22, 2019


After the documentary, which filled in all the right spots, its not the easiest thing to see a) a film and B) tom hanks as the lead. Reality not suspended, that is all 🙂

Whichhalfofthewit on Jul 22, 2019


i like the movies idea and i think hanks is a fantastic actor - but i do NOT see or think mr. rodgers at all during this trailer - i don't think TH is the guy to play him.

dan on Jul 23, 2019


Especially with Tom Hanks' reputation on being the nicest guy in the world, just like Fred Rogers. The trailer almost seems like a parody film or SNL skit. This would've been a great opportunity for an up-and-coming actor, or one we wouldn't associate with a wholesome nice-guy act. I'm sure it's a fantastic movie, and I will definitely see it.

Akirakorn on Jul 23, 2019


i'll see it at some point too. we'll see if it's "fantastic".

dan on Jul 24, 2019


Alex Billington on Jul 24, 2019


i grew up with mr. rodgers and captain kangaroo - man, i feel old!

dan on Jul 24, 2019


I grew up with Mr. Robinson and Fire Marshal Bill

Akirakorn on Jul 25, 2019


I guess it would be bragging to say I never watched this silly man's show. Even as a kid this kind of lame dorksville stuff wasn't my cup of goes without saying you couldn't drag me to see this with a team of wild horses...but I'll go ahead an say it

thespiritbo on Jul 23, 2019


Uhhh... it's only bragging if you meant to insult Mr Rogers and his show. I watched this show a lot in my youth, and yes it is very dry and childish and dorky and not my cup of tea either. But it is a cornerstone of children's television and an invaluable resource on teaching understanding and friendliness to kids (and adults) of all ages.

Akirakorn on Jul 23, 2019


Well, okay if you think all that. I don't agree, but so what? always seemed to me to be like indoctrinating kids into being little zombies behaving as prescribed by this guy. I said, I don't agree with your assessment. Hope you're okay with that. I

thespiritbo on Jul 24, 2019


So, you're saying you don't like Mr Rogers? An interesting note: if you ever taped a show on VHS, you can thank Mr. Rogers. Google it.

kitano0 on Jul 25, 2019

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