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FILM REVIEW | A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Not the film we thought it would be

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Lacey Terrell – ©2018 CTMG, Inc. All rights reserved.

Going into this film I expected a story of the lovable Mister Rogers – the man who, for decades hosted the US children’s television show Mister Rogers Neighborhood, but it’s not a story about him.

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It’s the story of writer Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) doing a magazine article about Mister Rogers.

Of course, Mister Rogers hypothetically stands in for Vogel’s father, a man he never got along with and was never able to please (played a bit over the top by Chris Cooper).

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Hanks is superb as Rogers but after leaving the cinema I felt a bit ripped off as I didn’t get the film that was advertised.

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