Movie Review: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’

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Bob Garver, Special to Valley News NOTE: I am reviewing this film because it has the highest domestic box office at $61 million of any film in my cable provider’s “New and Featured” on demand section that I have not yet reviewed. “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” tells the story of reporter Lloyd Vogel, played by Matthew Rhys, who is encouraged to reconcile with his estranged father Jerry, played by Chris Cooper, by interview subject and children’s TV legend Fred Rogers, played by Tom Hanks. Despite Hanks-as-Rogers being the focal point of the film’s advertising and award campaigning, and the fact that the film’s very title is a “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” reference, it is not a full-on Fred Rogers movie. The 2018 documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor
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