Put on your comfiest cardigan and spend some quality time with Academy Award* winner Tom Hanks when he takes on the role of childhood icon and broadcast legend Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood , coming to digital, Blu-ray™ and DVD this Summer from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Tom Hanks (Cast Away) portrays Mister Rogers in 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, portrayed by Matthew Rhys (TV’s “The Americans”), is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbour.
Here in the UK and Ireland Mister Rodgers isn’t well known. Don’t let that put your off watching this film, he was a man who just wanted to put a little kindness into our lives. With the lockdown and isolation this film is a perfect way to forget these strange times. If you truly want to know more about him, watch the Netflix documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbour.
The Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases are loaded with bonus features sure to please both longtime fans of Mister Rogers and newcomers to the Land of Make-Believe. The film also includes over 15 minutes of additional scenes too.
There is also number other exciting features that look at the work that went into bringing this heartwarming and inspiring story to life.
BLU-RAY, DVD AND **DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES
- Over 15 Minutes of Additional Scenes
- Blooper Reel
- Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers
- The People Who Make a Neighbourhood: The Making Of
- Dreaming Big, Building Small: The Puppets & Miniatures
- Daniel Tiger Explains: Practice Makes Perfect
- Filmmaker Commentary
Hanks stars alongside Rhys, Susan Kelechi Watson (TV’s “This is Us”) and Oscar* winner Chris Cooper (Little Women) under the direction of acclaimed filmmaker Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?, The Diary of a Teenage Girl).
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, coming to digital May 25 and Blu-ray™ and DVD June 8 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.