#HANX for the Memories #057 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Tom Hanks may have sworn off playing any more real people, but he taps that well once more (for the ninth time!) in his turn as Mr. Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. In this episode, we try to wrap our heads around making a Mr. Rogers movie that isn’t really about Mr. Rogers, which fits in perfectly with the inherent weirdness found throughout. We also talk about whether there’s a better casting option for Mr. Rogers than Tom Hanks, attempt to reconcile the two halves of the story, and explore all the stylistic flourishes that Marielle Heller lends to A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
Catch up on all episodes of #HANX for the Memories here, and make sure to catch up on the other half of the TomTom Club: #CruiseClub. (It may be over by now, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the archives!)
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