A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, a biographical film about Fred Rogers is a Presbyterian minister from Pittsburgh, better known as Mr. Rogers, as preached by The Wrap. He also starred in a children’s show on PBS TV. Mr. Rogers often uses songs and dolls to entertain the children and family who watch.
In 1998, Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), an Esquire magazine journalist, attended the marriage of his sister, Lorraine (Tammy Blanchard), with his wife, Andrea (Susan Kelechi Watson), and their new-born son, Gavin. During the reception, Lloyd fights with his father, Jerry (Chris Cooper), who mock Lloyd about his family. The next day, Lloyd’s editor assigns him to interview Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) for a 400-word article about heroes. Lloyd traveled to the WQED studio in Pittsburgh to interview Fred Rogers. In the interview, Fred Rogers rejected his fame and showed concern for Lloyd’s nose injury, knowing about his grudge against his father. Meanwhile, Lloyd rejects Jerry’s apology for attempting to make peace.
Determined to open Fred Rogers’ good personality in acting, Lloyd watched several episodes of Fred Rogers, but could not distinguish anything. Lloyd interviewed Fred Rogers again when he visited New York. In the interview, Fred Rogers avoided Lloyd’s questions and reminisced about raising his two sons, making Lloyd quickly end the interview. Games Online dan Offline Lloyd arrives home and learns that Jerry brought his girlfriend, Dorothy (Wendy Makkena), for a family dinner. Lloyd is angry because Jerry cheated on his mother, Lila (Jessica Hecht), when he was dying of cancer. Lloyd ordered Jerry to leave, but Jerry suffered a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. Lloyd refused to stay in the hospital with other family members. Lloyd returned to Pittsburgh to see Fred Rogers. Lloyd, exhausted, collapsed on the set of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. Lloyd dreamed of his childhood trauma pressing on him and in his dream, he stumbled into an episode of Fred Rogers’ show about the hospital, found himself wearing rabbit ears and shrunk the size of the characters Daniel Striped Tiger and King Friday XIII, while Fred Rogers and Andrea towered over him . He visited his dying mother, who urged him to release his anger.
Fred Rogers and his wife, Joanne (Maryann Plunkett), bring Lloyd to their home to recuperate. Lloyd and Fred Rogers then went to a restaurant where Fred Rogers asked Lloyd to spend a minute thinking about people who “loved him”, and encouraged him to forgive Jerry. Lloyd apologized to Andrea for leaving him and Gavin in the hospital, then he visited Jerry and Dorothy in their home. He learned that Jerry was dying of a prolonged illness and the reason why Jerry was trying to reconnect with Lloyd. Lloyd forgave Jerry, promised to be a better father to Gavin and to write an article about the impact of Fred Rogers on his life. Lorraine, her husband, Todd (Noah Harpster), and Fred Rogers visit Jerry. Fred Rogers prayed for Jerry before he left. Jerry died shortly after Fred Rogers’ visit and Lloyd’s 10,000-word article, titled “Can You Say … Hero?”, Was published as the cover story of Esquire magazine.
In the middle of the credits, the real Fred Rogers appears on the screen and sings.