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黑龙江36选7计划 www.2jkle.cn Won't You Be My Neighbor? takes a fittingly patient and honest look at the life and legacy of a television pioneer whose work has enriched generations.



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From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 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 land of make-believe, and into the heart of a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination.

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  • This documentary by Morgan Neville reveals that he really was just what he seemed to be at first innocent sight: a kind-hearted, square but saintly man who genuinely loved and understood children in a pure, sincere way.

    Nov 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Not beyond reproach, but a fitting tribute to a pop culture icon.

    Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • You don't need to have grown up with [Rogers] to be fascinated and moved by Morgan Neville's documentary portrait, made in a spirit of admiration, which on the evidence presented here seems well-deserved.

    Sep 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's daunting, particularly when we feel we are in the shadow of figures like him, who are seemingly capable of such impossible good.

    Jul 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • A poignant tribute to the mild-mannered father-figure who served as moral compass to generations.

    Jun 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

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  • "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" doesn't deify Rogers, but it makes a strong argument that as a neighbor, he was one of a kind.

    Jun 15, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Incredibly touching and powerful, Won't You Be My Neighbor? is a wonderful documentary about children's performer Fred Rogers. The film looks at how a young aspiring minister named Fred Rogers got into the burgeoning industry of children's television and created one of the most influential programs of his day. Friends, family, cast members, and industry experts discuss Roger's unique approach to educating and entertaining children and the positive messaging of his work (emphasizing each child's specialness and self-worth). Also discussed are his bold attempts to address and relieve the tensions and anxieties that children had about political events happening around them, including the Vietnam War, racial tensions, and 9/11, in terms that they would understand. Won't You Be My Neighbor? is a loving testament to the work and legacy of Mr. Rogers.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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Fred Rogers was surely one of the most beautiful human beings I can think of, and this is a wonderful documentary that brought me to tears just by reminding us that people like that exist - which is perhaps the most important message anyone can offer in a world so full of madness.

Carlos Magalh?es
Carlos Magalh?es

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Given the uncertainty, cruelty, and division of recent news headlines, in many ways the documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? is the kind of movie we need right now, a film that reminds the significance of vulnerability, empathy, and simple kindness. It's also, in certain ways, a pretty shallow documentary afraid to go too far with its subject matter. From the Oscar-winning director of 20 Feet From Stardom, this is another movie giving the spotlight to a reserved soul deserving of praise, and it hits you square in the feels. It's hard not to have your heart warmed by the footage of Fred Rogers, he of the long-running and inspiring Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, impacting children and adults, seeing those smiling faces light up with pride and joy. There's a woman at a commencement that thanks him for essentially providing her preschool education for her when her parents could not afford one. Rogers was not afraid to broach serious subjects, devoting episodes of his children's series to divorce, death, assassination, and racial integration. It's a neighborhood with a lot more daring messages than you might have recalled as a child. However, there are opportunities to push beyond the Mr. Rogers' image (though he very much was what you saw) and the film shies away from going too far. The actor who played Officer Clemons was gay, but Rogers said if he came out he would have to regrettably kick him off the show because it would be too controversial. There's a moment where the talking head interviews talk about Rogers transforming into his King Friday alter ego, but it's over so quickly it seems odd even being mentioned. After the horror of 9/11, Rogers was brought out of retirement to speak, but he wondered if he still had any ability to really reach an audience in trauma any longer. I would have liked to have delved into these questions more, but that would detract, I suppose from the overall feel-good, glowing, crowd-pleasing and admittedly heart-warming portrayal. Nate's Grade: B

Nate Zoebl
Nate Zoebl

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Documentaries are always a great learning tool for those who haven't delved into the world that a particular film is exploring. To myself, they are a dime a dozen, due to the fact that it takes a lot for a documentary to hold my interest from start to finish. Make films in this genre take their biggest moments and spread them very thin throughout their two-hour running time and while that may work for some, it usually doesn't for me. In my opinion, a documentary doesn't work unless it has important things to say in each and every segment that it presents to its audience. One of the most buzzed-about documentaries of 2018 has just hit the big screen and even with everything I just mentioned, I can admit the buzz around this film is well-deserved and then some. Here's how Won't You Be My Neighbor? moved me and why I believe it will move most viewers. This film follows the life of Fred Rogers. Through interviews and old footage from sets or real locations, its main job is to showcase how truly terrific of a person this man really was. Meshing that aspect with the fact that he was secretly (and sometimes not so secretly) representing the real world, and all of its harshnesses, through his puppets or even personal examples on his show, made for a very emotional experience in my eyes. The conclusion of this film moved me to tears and will probably make quite a few audience members reflect on everything they've done throughout their life, whether good or bad. Whether you want to believe it or not, I think this is the film that's needed today. This film hits on a lot of important issues, so when I dive into this particular one, please don't think of it as a spoiler for the movie. There is a moment when an interviewee is asked about television nowadays and he responds along the lines of, "There just isn't enough room on television today for a nice guy." From re-runs of classic shows to the amount of R-rated content being provided even on Netflix or primetime television, you'd think that someone out there would give the green light to a show that would teach lessons to kids. Many audiences and critics say that we are in the golden age of television, but shows like this need to be around forever. This man's material was clearly inspired and this film only gives you hope that someone will come along with as much passion as he did in being a television icon. Most documentaries seem to drag in my opinion, because they focus too much on side stories and lose focus on the main message they're trying to get across. At a breezy 95 minutes, the emotional connection this film makes with (probably) the majority of its audience makes it a very easy watch. That being said, there are themes that are hearty for children throughout this movie, but I do believe this film should be seen by them as well. Showcasing many portions of his famous show and explaining the meaning behind certain characters/events, Won't You Be My Neighbor? almost fills the void of not having this man around anymore. Overall, I can't say this film offered any big surprises that would force audience members to rush out and see this movie, but the emotional connection that it makes to its audience is well worth the price of admission. This movie sucked me in from start to finish and truly had me thinking throughout. If a documentary can accomplish that, then it's a winner in my eyes. My sincerest applause goes out to the filmmakers of this documentary. This one is a must-see.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

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