Sunday, November 24, 2019

A Beautiful Day in the Neighboorhood

I don't often do reviews, but I'll make an exception for this one.  We saw A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood this afternoon and cannot recommend it enough.

Go see it.  Bring tissues.  Bring a box.

It won't be the story you're expecting.  It's better.  It's needed.

It's the story of what happens when we collide with unrelenting kindness.  Told through the eyes of a cynical, investigative journalist.  The article that this film is based on is an amazing text piece.  The way it has been adapted into film is remarkable.  The framing structure alone is excellent.

The film shares a lot with its catalyst.  It is unassuming.  It isn't showy.  It takes it's time.  There's a point in the film where you experience with the characters a moment of complete silence.  If you know Mr. Roger's story, you probably know why.

I guarantee it will stick with you long after you leave the theater.

If you need to feel a little better about the world, go enjoy the afternoon or evening.  It's worth it.

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