A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A painting done by Hallie Wolfe.

Hallie Wolfe, Staffer

The movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” was released on November 22. It’s inspirational, heartwarming and really gives you a behind the scenes look at the childhood hero, Mr. Fred Rogers. Mr. Rogers started a children’s show in 1968 called, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Fred Rogers Productions.com says  that Rogers’ show demonstrated how to deal with your anger and sadness. He dedicated his life to trying to understand children and their feelings. “This is what I give. I give an expression of care everyday to each child, to help him realize he is unique… I feel that if we in public television can only make it clear that feelings are mentionable and manageable, we will have done a great service for mental health,” said Mr. Rogers. 

The movie is a true story about Mr. Rogers, who was played by Tom Hanks, and his empathy and compassion for others. One of the other main characters Lloyd Vogel, who is played by Matthew Rhys, is a cruel article writer for a magazine and he had to do an article on “Heros” but no one wanted to be interviewed by him. His style of writing would usually make the people he was interviewing look bad. The only person who agreed to be interviewed by Lloyed Vogle, was Mr. Rogers. Through the movie, Mr. Rogers shows Lloyed true compassion and empathy, by just being himself and showing his true character. 

I rate the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” five out of five stars. It was very inspirational and heartwarming. It does a really good job of displaying Mr. Roger’s character and who he truly behind the camera and in real life.