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Re: Tom Hank's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Mr. Rogers' life was indeed quite fascinating! His biography The Good Neighbor describes a unique and innovative man (it's my top pick for non-fiction book I've read this year).

 

I'm interested in seeing both the documentary and the movie.

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Re: Tom Hank's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

I won't go to see the movie, not a Tom Hanks fan. I always thought Mr. Rogers was creepy, but I respect how accomplished he is.

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Re: Tom Hank's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

The film is actually based upon and focused on a journalist who interviews Mr. Rogers, his life subsequently changed.

 

Mr. Rogers is considered a secondary character, although Hanks is billed as the star due to box office.   It is expected he would be placed in Oscar competition in the supporting category.

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Re: Tom Hank's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

I adore(d) Mr. Rogers and have an interest in this movie; I very much enjoyed the documentary.   However, I'll most likely wait to see the movie on TV.

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Re: Tom Hank's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

A Mr. Rodgers fan here, both as a child and then a parent.  However, I agree that I would have liked to see Jim Parsons as Mr Rogers rather than Tom Hanks. Although, I am a TH fan and think he's an amazing actor.  Parsons, to me, resembles Rogers more. I also think he would have done a good job with the part.  

As others have said, I'll wait for the film to be on tv and watch it then. jMHO

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Re: Tom Hank's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

IMO Tom Hanks is very good at his craft and there are very few things I have seen him in that I disliked.  I may wait for the film to come to internet , but will most likely watch sometime. DH & I just recently watched his portrayal of Walt Disney in the movie 'Saving Mr. Banks'. We liked that , and were skeptical at first that we would enjoy it , but we did !

 

As to Mr. Roger's I have observed crazy, wild little kids calm down and pay close attention to Mr. Rodgers in the day . 

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Re: Tom Hank's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

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'Won't You Be My Neighbor' is a terrific documentary- it made me appreciate all that Mr Rogers accomplished in his life. His show was never 'must see' viewing but looking back now, as an adult, he made such a difference in the world. And he appreciated Eddie Murphy as well!! Woman LOL

 

I'm looking forward to the Tom Hanks movie. Woman Happy

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Re: Tom Hank's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

I've read some books on Mr. Rogers.  But although I enjoy TH in movies, he is just not Mr. Rogers.  I think when people know the main character, it loses something in a movie on that person.

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Re: Tom Hank's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

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@Pearley    @ms traditional  

 

Like you I enjoyed the real documentary, "Won't You Be My Neighbor" and have no interest in seeing this Tom Hank's version of Mr. Roger's life.......

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Re: Tom Hank's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

It opens here the end of this week coming up. We already got our tickets. And I read that its more about his friendship with the journalist that writes about him. And I think Tom Hanks is perfect for the part. At any rate, DH and I are seeing it. (And i wasn't a big fan of  his tv show, but I admire who he was and how he cared about children and all the good he did), 

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