From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom), Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes an intimate look at America's favorite neighbor: Mister Fred Rogers. A portrait of a man whom we all think we know, this emotional and moving film takes us beyond the zip-up cardigans and the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.
A little kindness makes a world of difference.. Fred Rogers used puppets and play to explore complex social issues: race, disability, equality and tragedy, helping form the American concept of childhood. He spoke directly to children and they responded enthusiastically. Yet today, his impact is unclear. Have we lived up to Fred's ideal of good neighbors?. Won't You Be My Neighbor? Wiki
A wonderful walk down memory lane and so much more. Loved this film and can't recommend it enough.
This was an excellent documentary about a man who shaped my own childhood in ways I probably don’t fully realize. Thank you for reminding us of Mr. Rogers' tremendous impact!
Such an inspirational individual he was. Very highly recommended for all of humanity. The world needs another Mr. Rogers! Can’t say enough about his blessed soul.
After this film you want to be kind to everyone all the time; It completely embodies the spirit of Mr. Rogers.
Hands down best documentary film of the year. Moving film and flawless execution
This mr. roger movie was so good!
So far, best movie of the year
About 10 minutes in....I started to cry, my tears just kept rolling, tears of gratitude. Hearing Mr. Roger's voice again and his appearance was just a reminder of how much I depended on him for security, love and reassurance from an adult. I had a lot of struggle as a kid and until I watched this documentary I had forgotten how much Mr. Roger's words and his daily presence helped me get through. My favorite line in this film is when Mr. Roger's says.."The space between the Television screen and the receiver is sacred space."
Im so thankful for Mr. Rogers and his efforts. Im so thankful for his willingness to be open and vulnerable. The more time that passes the more we will understand what a gift these programs are and that because they exist there will always be hope for kindness to grow in young and old alike. As I watch these programs over again with my son I recieve new and lessons just as valuable as he receives. As unique as we all are, the lesson is just as unique and thats the beautiful part. Thats what I think he was trying to say. To me at least. That if you keep kindness in your heart, and your intention is understood and communicated honestly you will continue to conquer adversity and keep hope and positivity alive. I wish I could have had the chance to say thank you, but I have no dount that he knew. And as someone who never had that in my life, I am inspired to be that for my son. And that is priceless. And on that note, after watching this film I only love the man more. Aloha, Mister Rogers.
I wish Netflix and Amazon Prime could take a lesson from Mr Rogers on inspiring, uplifting entertainment rather than their approach to fill everything full of violence, nudity, sex and vulgar language. Enough of all their rated M programming!
Wow what a beautiful story of a great person. I Loved This Movie and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT 🙂 I wish they would have interviewed Eddie Murphy because the story of those two meeting is legendary and Hilarious! Those who know what I’m talking about know how great that story is.
I think the world could use a few more men like this. It gives me a new appreciation of this man I’ve always known about but never knew. Inspiring movie
Even better than I was expecting. A shoe-in for Best Doc Oscar.
I just finished watching this amazing program about an amazing man. So inspiring! Such a great documentary! I see many hugs in my future this evening as I spread the magic of Mr Rogers and appreciate the people around me. Buy it, watch it, live it. You are special. We all are, even though we forget sometimes.
This is the most important movie you'll see this year, and perhaps if you've never had the luck to have grown up watch Mr. Rogers...we'll then you need to know him. This movie will remind you of how wonderful he was, and was an important person he was. Rent this and be glad you did!