A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is now available to bring home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD following the digital release two weeks ago.
If there’s a film that teaches us about the values of kindness over the last year, it’s this film. If you want a biographical film, there’s the Won’t You Be My Neighbor documentary. While this film is based on a magazine article, the script took some dramatic liberties such as changing character names. This doesn’t take away from the essence of the film such as finding the kindness in people. Yes, even cynical people!
From the moment that the film starts and Fred Rogers opens the door to put on the cardigan, the emotions certainly began to hit. How can they not? We’re talking about a true American hero who represents the very best that society has to offer. After all, he’s Mister Rogers–the man we grew up watching on television. Where Won’t You Be My Neighbor? focuses on his entire life, this film focuses on a friendship with Esquire magazine journalist Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys). Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster’s script takes its inspiration from Esquire journalist Tom Junod’s article, “Can You Say…Hero?”
This is a film that represents the very best that society has to offer. Whether he liked the phrase or not, Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) was “a living saint.” There are some lines in the film that also goes to show how modest of a man that he was while living. During one of their interview sessions, Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) asks the TV star about being famous. “Fame is a four letter word like tape or face,” Rogers says. “What matters is what we do with it.”
4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL BONUS MATERIALS
- Over 15 Minutes of Additional Scenes
- Blooper Reel
- Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers
- The People Who Make a Neighborhood: The Making Of
- Dreaming Big, Building Small: The Puppets & Miniatures
- Daniel Tiger Explains: Practice Makes Perfect
- Filmmaker Commentary
DIRECTOR: Marielle Heller
SCREENWRITERS: Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster
CAST: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Chris Cooper