I Saw The Mr. Rogers Movie – Here’s What You Need To Know
I love Mr. Rogers. I loved him as a kid, I loved him as a mom of young boys, and I love him as the grandmother of three little girls. There is no sweeter show that you can watch with a kid. Mr. Rogers is someone you should definitely introduce your beasties to if you haven't already.
When I heard that there was going to be movie about Mr. Rogers, I couldn't wait to see it. I got the chance to on Sunday night during a KCOS fundraiser at the Alamo Drafthouse. 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' was not the movie I thought it was going to be. There is no background about Mr. Rogers. You do find out that he swam for stress release, he prayed for people by name out of a book where he wrote their names down, and we find out that those around him pretty much let him be Mr. Rogers because he was going to be whether they wanted him to or not.
But that's not what the movie is about. It's about a writer who was supposed to do a brief profile of Fred Rogers for Esquire magazine but who ended up having his life changed by Mr. Rogers. And that's all I'm going to tell you. You really need to go see this movie. It is sweet and funny and tackles tough life issues, just like Mr. Rogers tv show. But there is something I will tell you about this movie.
It is pretty intense. It is rated PG-13, but a 10 year old boy who saw the movie with us had to leave because of some very grown-up issues that were addressed. This isn't a comedy. There are funny parts, but for the most part, it is a movie for adults. And you really should see it. I guarantee you will love it.