The cast and crew from A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood participate in a Q&A at the Toronto Film Festival.
What is it about Tom Hanks? He’s acclaimed for his stunning character transformations, from Big to Cast Away to Saving Private Ryan and beyond. But he’s beloved because something about him always stays the same. Hanks’ screen persona is an unerring force for good, which prompted a universal sigh of relief at his casting as America’s treasured children’s TV host, Mr. Rogers. But A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is no simple paean to childhood comforts. Following up on last year’s sharp comic drama, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, director Marielle Heller sets Fred Rogers’ irresistible charm against the immovable cynicism of a New York magazine writer.