Hits just as hard in the feels as you would expect… definitely bring the tissues! Tom Hanks shines as the only living person who could possibly pull this one off. Given that going to the movies is one of the few remaining communal experiences and entertainment mediums in our modern society… It was very fitting that this film is a moving tale of faith in the beauty of humanity.
The framing device of “this is a Mr. Rogers Neighborhood” episode was a bit clunky, but made perfect sense by the end of the film. The power of imagery and the subtle act of hitting all of the lowest keys on a piano will leave you truly moved. The subtlety and comfort in silence is what really struck me about this film.
Amazing work by all involved to truly capture the essence of the man and legend that was Mr. Rogers. I also highly recommend “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” for further delving into the story of a truly great man with a powerful message.