A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Marielle Heller) - 2019

This is a powerful movie.  Tom Hanks disappears into the role of Fred Rogers, children's television star.  Based on a true story, a journalist for Esquire goes on a routine interview assignment and the process changes his life forever.  Director Heller weaves this wonderful story into a beautiful recreation of the set of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood that ran for 31 seasons from 1968 to 2001 with a two-year gap (1977-1978).  This story is a tribute to Mr. Rogers and the life he led.  [JAM 12/7/2019]