A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodBlu-ray Disc - 2020 | 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray + Blu-ray
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Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he over... Read More »
Throughout his life, Fred Rogers made many surprising friendships. One was with a journalist named Tom Junod. For Junod, studying Rogers starts off as a job. But it's not long before he falls under the spell of a man who influenced generations of children. Wearing his heart on his sleeve and unab... Read More »
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"I don't think anybody can grow unless he really is accepted exactly as he is."
"We are trying to give the world positive ways of dealing with their feelings."
" I hope you know that you made today a very special day by just your being you. There's no one in the whole world like you, and I like you just the way you are."
So how does it feel to be married to a living saint?
-You know, I'm not fond of that term. If you think of him as a saint, then his way of being is unattainable. You know, he works at it all the time. It's a practice. He's not a perfect person. He has a temper. He chooses how he responds to that anger.
That must take a lot of effort.
-Well, yeah, he... He does things every day that help to ground him. Reads Scripture, swims laps, prays for people by name. Writes letters, hundreds of them. He's been doing that since I met him.
So... you've covered some heavy stuff, uh, especially for a show aimed at children.
-Oh, I'm glad you've had the chance to view the program. Death, divorce, war. It gets dark.
You know, death is something many of us are uncomfortable speaking about. But to die is to be human. And anything human is mentionable. Anything mentionable is manageable. Anything mentionable is manageable.
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