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Is “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” the Film Mister Rogers Deserves?

I’ve had a chip on my shoulder about A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood since it first went into production. I was bothered by the thought of anyone playing Fred Rogers (yes, even Tom Hanks) but I was mostly still upset that Won’t You Be My Neighbor (the 2018 Fred Rogers documentary) wasn’t even nominated for the Oscar it deserved to win. I didn’t even like the title of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (too wordy) or its trailer (disingenuous), so I walked into the screening just daring it to prove me wrong. Continue reading →