Review of TIFF 2019 movie 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood': an eye-opener for journalists to look deep
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Toronto, Sept 19 (Canadian-Media): Review: Directed by California-born, Marielle Heller, TIFF 2019 film 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, recounts the story of a journalist, Lloyd Vogel (played by Matthew Rhys) who accepts an assignment to profile the children’s television host Fred Rogers (played by Tom Hanks) in Marielle Heller's biographical film.
Image: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Courtesy of TIFF
Lloyd's prejudiced opinion of Rogers is transformed when he sees Rogers' empathetic message to the young viewers how to deal with real-life challenges, conflict, and pain.
"There's no normal life that is free from pain," Rogers says simply on the set of his show. Rogers's observation of Lloyd's pain of a lifetime of unresolved conflicts with his father (Chris Cooper) and wife (Susan Kelechi Watson) transformed their perspectives towards each other.
Besides uncovering the plot of the story after a few minutes, the script of the film by the team of Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster also reveals Rogers' unique mode of presenting a prototypical case study of anger management.
The movie not only reveals Lloyd's real confidence about the rationale for staying within his bounds but also displays the exploration of Rogers' lasting appeal.
Other details about the film are as follows:
The Cast of the film: Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris Cooper
Executive Producers: Bergen Swanson, Noah Harpster, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Edward Cheng, Howard Chen
Producers: Youree Henley, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, Leah Holzer
Screenplay: Noah Harpster, Micah Fitzerman-Blue
US Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing
Publicist: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Canadian Distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing Canada
Original Score: Nate Heller
Marielle Heller was born in Marin County, California. She studied theatre at the University of California, Los Angeles, and London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has directed the features The Diary of a Teenage Girl (15) and Can You Ever Forgive Me? (18), which played the Festival. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (19) is her latest film.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)