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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Won't You Be My Neighbor? is a movie starring Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, and John Rogers. An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers.

Other Titles
¿Quieres ser mi vecino?, Komsum Olmaz misin?, 與我為鄰, W odwiedzinach u pana Rogersa
Running Time
1 hours 35 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Biography, Documentary
Director
Morgan Neville
Actors
John Rogers, Joanne Rogers, Jim Rogers, Fred Rogers
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

"This documentary paints a portrait of the philosophy and work of cardigan-wearing children's entertainer Fred Rogers, star of the popular show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." A former minister, Mister Rogers creatively communicated themes of empathy and acceptance using a colorful cast of puppets and friends for more than 30 years. Along with archival footage, Rogers' contemporaries and cast-mates reflect on his legacy.

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Jerry W.

Being a regular in the woods, in the mountains and in the city I was aware that many people have this fascination with the old fashioned "wild life". Perhaps this is just the opposite of what we are supposed to see as true. And if it's true, then it is a pleasant and rewarding world to live in. With this film, I feel the most true testimony about it. It is not a documentary, nor is it a "documentary style" film, but an unvarnished and raw picture of a part of life that is often not visible to most people. A journey of a film that shows how some people could really do what they do, and how they did it. The crew did a superb job of bringing this film to life. I hope to see more from this group. I would love to see more films like this that show the real life of a "wild life" for the western world.

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Brian Chen

One of my all time favorite documentaries is this one. It was made about 30 years ago by Michael McCullough and he used old television footage as his source material. One of the things that surprised me about this documentary was that it seems to take place a long time ago. I assume it was when McCullough was a young man. The documentary starts off a bit slow and it just feels like a bit of a cheat but that could be because I didn't know who it was supposed to be about until it got going. But, it's a good documentary and that's what it's all about. McCullough uses old footage from the 1970s and 1980s to create a documentary that focuses on a time in history when blacks were not being welcomed in the South and people were being killed and robbed by them and yet, they were still a part of the South. The film shows how all of the "good" people in the South were supposed to be with the blacks but, the documentary shows that all of the good people in the South were also against blacks. McCullough then asks some people from all over the country and shows them how the blacks in the South were treated. In his research, he found that there was a difference in the treatment of blacks and whites. The whites were treated better than the blacks. As for the other cities, there were cities that were mostly white and they treated the blacks worse. It was said that if a black person tried to get a job, he would be put in a locker for a week and then he'd be released and then he'd be treated worse than the blacks. This was a huge problem with the South. In other areas, such as the cities of Dallas and Houston, the blacks were treated better than the whites. As for the racial tensions, the violence was just too high for it to be that great. McCullough also showed that people were killed by people that were not their friends. There were several of these murders that were never solved. McCullough did a lot of research into the situations with the people that were supposed to be a part of the South. McCullough found out that people were also killed by those that were supposed to be friends. He also found that the police weren't always there when a murder was occurring and when there were murders, the police would go to the wrong house and sometimes it would be the wrong house and the police would never find the murderer because they were not there. In fact, he found out that in most of the murders, the cops were there, but there were some where it was a neighborhood and the police were not there. Overall, it was a good documentary that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. 7/10

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Linda B.

It's not often that a documentary is able to make me want to learn more about a subject matter, but this is one of those documentaries. It tells the story of Mary Ann Enright who is a big influence on the legendary R&B singers of the 50s and 60s, a story told by a great many of her contemporaries who played and recorded with her. Mary Ann is also known for being a rebel in the 1950s and 1960s, working against the system. It's a story of a person who tries to break out of the system by playing music that contradicts the conventional rules of the time, and it was only by the grace of a few people that she was able to do that. While there are many biographical details about Mary Ann, this is the story that her story gets told best, and the film is edited very well. Most of the characters are very well played by the actors who played them, and it's clear that the directors really tried to do justice to this fascinating story. If you like documentaries, you'll definitely enjoy this one.

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Debra Weber

I watched this film at the Austin Film Festival and it was good. I didn't see it in the theater but I didn't feel like I missed anything. I think this movie is a good companion piece to the movie "House of Cards" which I also saw. I was surprised how much the movie stayed in the same time frame. When you have a story that involves the government and you have to follow it for about 3 hours you get confused. But this film does that really well. A little bit of this movie would make me want to watch House of Cards more than I already do. The story is similar to House of Cards but I think it's even better. It's a very well written film. If you want to learn more about the workings of the government watch this film and you'll learn more than you think you will. The film did a really good job at making you think. A lot of the viewers I talked to agreed that this film was really good. I think it's a great movie to watch with your friends. It will be good for a few laughs.

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Matthew

Ewan McGregor is this movie. What he has done here is that of a 15 year old, and that's a whole lot of talent. He's excellent as the main character, the shy young man who comes of age, finds a love interest and manages to rise above all the hurdles in his way. I can't fault him, because this is the way a kid should act. The rest of the cast are good, too, though they don't get to shine quite as much. This movie is not just about McGregor's life. It's about that of a generation, so much so that it's almost impossible to understand at first. The world and the human condition that we live in isn't so much a story, but rather a series of segments that tell the story of the world that is being told to us, whether through cinema or advertising. The story here, about how the world would be if the children who are being raised by single mothers, but who have no hope of being anything but a footnote to the adults, became the world, is told through McGregor, his sister, his mother, his girlfriend, his friend, and his grandmother. What we see is a mirror of the way that a large segment of the population lives. There are so many stories, and this is the one we're told. McGregor's character is a mirror to us, because we see that he's a very shy and shy young man, and we're aware of how different he is from us, and the world that we know. The problem is, because we're so aware of his world, we can't relate to it. We don't know how much it costs to go to college, how hard it is to get a job, how much money is spent to give one, how difficult it is to be a teenager. It doesn't matter that we're not in his situation. It doesn't matter that he's not as successful as we are. What matters is how much money it takes to be a single parent. How hard it is to be a teenager. How many cars a person can buy, and how much money it costs to go to college. It doesn't matter that a person can't afford to go to college, because that's the same as him or her not being able to afford it. What matters is the cost to be a single parent. The cost of raising a child. The cost of having a child. The cost of having a life. And to see it through McGregor's eyes, we are able to see the differences, and the similarities, and the complexities of this whole system of parenting. It's a powerful story, and a fascinating look at how we relate to the people we love, and how we cope with the lives we lead. This is not just about McGregor. It's about the people we've never met. This is a very powerful movie. But the reason that I've rated it so high is that it isn't just a story. It's a story told through the people in it. It's a story told through the people who have no idea that we're watching it. They are the real heroes, and this is why I'm so happy that McGregor's story is so inspiring.

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Benjamin

My wife and I have both been searching for a documentary for a long time. I picked this out on Netflix because of the reviews on the Amazon and Netflix and decided to watch it. We had been looking for a documentary about the ACME Group, an outdoor clothing manufacturer, since we moved to Arizona from Indiana about 7 years ago. The ACME Group is a manufacturer of a variety of outdoor products and was founded by the legendary John Nava. I grew up in Illinois and Illinois is my favorite state so I knew the story of ACME. I was interested in the story of the ACME Group and their employees. The movie starts with the story of ACME's founding and Nava and company founders are interviewed. Nava is a legend in his field. He founded a company in the 1930s and the company was the largest manufacturer of outdoor clothing in the world. The story is mostly from the perspectives of the employees. There is an interview with a male employee who is the President of the ACME Group and I do not think the interviews were professionally edited. The interviewees all gave great stories about how the company is run and how important the job is. I will recommend this to anyone who wants to know about the history of a company that is now a big corporation. The documentary did a great job at showing how important the job is and the work environment is. I am so happy that I did not have to look up what ACME was. The video does not show the factory and I did not want to know the history. If you are interested in the story of ACME or a business, then you will not be disappointed by this movie.

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Joan Henry

I don't know why this film was only shown in this country, it is a must see for all viewers. It is a story of the end of a town, where people stop communicating with each other. The last person to be interviewed has lived there for 30 years. The one person who said she doesn't understand the reason is so baffled by the end of her community that she doesn't even know how to explain it. She just goes on, "There's nothing. There's nothing. I've got no idea what happened." There are some interviews with friends of the director, but no one is interviewed in depth, which makes the film seem more of a documentary than a film. You have to understand that the film is basically a documentary of the last person who was interviewed, it is not about the story of the town. The interviews are funny, sad, and personal. But it is very emotional. The director is there to tell the story, not to tell you how the town ended, but to let you understand what happened and how it is similar to other stories. If you can make it to this movie, you will definitely learn something.

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Eugene Barnett

This movie is a must watch for anyone interested in history. Not just those interested in history. Just anyone. History is an important topic, but that doesn't mean it's easy to digest or easy to explain. Many people do not like history, but they tend to be honest with themselves. I am a journalist who has always loved history and loved this film, even though I have no special background in history. I had never heard of this movie before I saw it and I couldn't stop talking about it. The plot of this movie is very compelling, but it also goes without saying that a movie must have a great soundtrack. I love the soundtrack on this movie and it is the soundtrack that keeps this movie going. I really appreciate the musicians who are behind this movie, especially the composer, Robert Randolph, who wrote the score for this movie. Robert Randolph also wrote the score for the movie "Troy" and he is definitely a great composer. I have never seen Robert Randolph's previous films but I heard that they are good. I am hoping that he does a lot more work. This movie is just awesome. I hope he makes a lot more movies.

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Douglas P.

The movie has a great title, and it looks like it's going to be a great documentary on the kids that are growing up in poverty in America. The real problem is that the children don't seem to have a choice. They are not free to go anywhere, have any kind of job or education, and are also not free to raise their own kids. It's very difficult to have a kid at that age who isn't being forced to be whatever they are being. And if you don't want to have that kind of child, you are also not going to be able to raise that child and your kids will never grow up to be what you want them to be. That's where the problem comes in. I was very disappointed with the way this movie was put together. It looked like it was written by a bunch of friends that knew about the problem, but didn't know how to address it. You had some very good pieces of information, but it was thrown together without knowing how to present it in the right way. I do believe that if there was an organization or a bunch of people willing to take on this problem, and that the director and writers of this documentary were willing to help, that this could have been a very good documentary. But instead, we have to make the worst possible judgment on the people who would be impacted by this problem. What I believe that you can't say about this movie is that it's "just" a documentary. If you look at the documentary's website, you will see that it has no educational value whatsoever. You can't say that this is a documentary because it's not. You can't say that it's a documentary because it isn't. It's about kids. And kids are affected by poverty. There are good reasons for that. The movie gives you information on this problem. It doesn't give you information on the cure. It doesn't give you information on the best solution. And the best solution is something that people have already done. It's called a "School Choice Program." And it's something that's already been done in many, many places. This documentary was trying to tell you how to talk to your kids and tell them about it. But it's not about talking to kids. It's about telling kids about it. It's about giving them information on how to deal with the problem. And I believe that this film was done in a way that made it seem like they were doing that. I believe that this is an example of what I called a "self-indulgent" documentary. I also believe that it's a self-indulgent movie because it's not about the real problems. It's about talking about them. It's about being "nice" to the kids. It's about giving them the knowledge. I don't know what's going to happen to them. But I don't want to say that I want to give them any information. I want them to decide for themselves whether they want to be a part of this problem or not. I don't want to give them any information. But I want them to decide for themselves whether they want to be a part of this problem. And that's what this movie does. It's a documentary that's trying to tell you how to deal with the problem. I believe that the director of this movie, Sean Wilentz, is a good person. But

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Zachary

This documentary about the history of the project will only appeal to those who have a passion for this great science. It begins with a brief introduction of Robert and the guys who built the Indomitable and proceeds to tell the story of the project from beginning to end. It is truly a fascinating story that is worth watching. If you're interested in the history of the project and want to learn more, this is the film to see. The documentary also introduces the "hype" surrounding the Indomitable. Even though it was an extremely important feat in aviation history, it is often forgotten today. "I'll never forget it", says one man. It is quite obvious that they don't have much of a passion for aviation either. It's a great shame that they don't get more credit than they deserve. The documentary does a great job of showcasing the many great moments that made the Indomitable a great success. Unfortunately, most of these moments are lost in the version of history we see in the movie.

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Olivia C.

This is a documentary about this small town in rural Pennsylvania, where a community that seems to have been out of step with the rest of the nation has seen some major changes over the last decade. In a town of over 400, the community of Warrensburg has grown in population and the first movie in almost two decades is gaining a loyal following. They talk to the residents of the town, and are captured in some scenes from their lives. The problem with this movie is the lack of specific action or purpose, and that in and of itself is enough to make it a let down. There's a lot of stuff going on here, but it's not really shown. The director tries to keep the focus on the residents and what they are trying to do, but they don't really get enough screen time. The movie is definitely worth watching, but you have to get to the theater to experience it.

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Amber W.

Despite their work on the upcoming Star Wars film, the directors of The Trouble with Tribbles and That's So Ravenous were handed major roles in this independent, documentary style film, which was given the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Despite having both directed and produced the film, the pair were not contacted for interviews. Their stories are pretty unique and fun to watch. It's also a fun story of being independent filmmakers and just how much work they do. Their production, editing and script were all fantastic. They tell you exactly what happened to them in their personal lives. They tell how they feel about the lack of women directors in Hollywood. They explain how they get along with their female co-directors and producers. They give tips on how to make your own independent film. In the end, the film was fun to watch, and while the majority of it was anecdotal, it was still a well told story. It's nice to see a women's perspective on the issue of female directors and how they feel about it. It also was nice to see the success of The Trouble with Tribbles and The Hell with the Tribbles. I'd recommend watching it and looking for some interesting facts.

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Cynthia

Every year, the Academy awards ceremonies take place. We don't get to hear much from the nominees, but we can only hope that the writers, producers, and actors don't win anything. They should win something like Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, and Best Film Editing. They did, however, win the Golden Globe for best film of the year, so we can only hope that the Oscars will also come out with a Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Picture, and Best Actress category. Some years the awards can go either way, but generally speaking, the awards seem to have the same outcome every year. In 2007, the winner was "Saving Private Ryan". In 2008, it was "Birdman". In 2009, it was "Silver Linings Playbook". In 2010, it was "The Last King of Scotland". In 2011, it was "American Hustle". In 2012, it was "The Fighter". In 2013, it was "The Amazing Spider-Man". In 2014, it was "American Sniper". In 2015, it was "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". In 2016, it was "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest". In 2017, it was "Silence of the Lambs". The same goes for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Music, Best Picture, and Best Director. However, I doubt that anything will change for the Oscars in 2018. The only time I've seen this year's Oscars get it wrong was in 2000. The only way that it could possibly have been worse is if it was so good, it would have won. However, this year's Oscars won't be much of a surprise. Some people love to hate this year's Oscars. The reason is because it seems as though the Academy has become more politically correct, and if you have ever read any of the Oscar nominations, you can guess which categories are all going to be covered. One thing that does make the Oscars seem more like the Academy, is that most of the awards are made up of people that were not involved in making the movie. They were nominated for the "Best Actor" and the "Best Actress" award, but the movie they were nominated for didn't win. The Oscars just took the "Best Film" category instead, and the movie won. The most notable of the nominations in 2017 was the Best Film award. It was given to "American Sniper". I'm not going to lie, I didn't really think that I would get to see this movie. I was very excited for it, but I had heard so many bad things about it, and after seeing the movie, I still don't know if I would have enjoyed it as much as I did. The movie tells the story of Chris Kyle, who became a sniper in Iraq, and later became a marine. It's a very good movie, and I loved it. The performances were all great, especially Clint Eastwood, who did a wonderful job directing this movie. However, I think that this movie would have been even better if they had put Clint Eastwood and Tessa Thompson in the same movie. The movie was very much a character study, and it showed how Chris Kyle came to be. I thought that the acting in this movie was excellent. I thought that it was very realistic,

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Kathy Fernandez

This documentary is extremely important to its target audience. It's quite emotional, as we see the difficulties a couple of sisters faced due to their faith. The main focus of the film is the two sisters, who are going to be married in 3 days and now they're ready to leave their parents' home in Thailand. When they decided to leave their parents' house, they were afraid of losing their religion and the safety of their relatives. It's shocking to see the horrors they go through, the freedom they're losing and how they lose their innocence. This documentary really opened my eyes about the conditions that some Thai girls are facing, especially when they're leaving their families. I think it's a very important movie, and I recommend it to anyone who loves the Thai culture.

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Justin D.

Before The Wire began filming, I had seen about ten people with me in a bar. I did not see any writers on the end. I never knew The Wire was shot in one location. I went to see it, and have been looking for a documentary of the show ever since. This movie is about the TV series, not the film. It is a story about what people can do, and how much they don't understand. It is also a story about the people who work on the show, about the fans, about the struggle of the actors. A great movie.

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Philip B.

I do not like Jeff Spicoli. I do not like Lenny Bruce. I don't like Mike Tyson. So I didn't even have to watch this movie to know that it would be about a narcissistic pimp, and a pedophile, and a killer. I've never seen one of these people on screen. However, I did think that the movie had some great ideas that had been done before. The film itself was too long, but I enjoyed the ending, which was a bit of a surprise. And I loved the idea of the film being based on a book. That, along with the fact that the documentary/documentary style was very interesting, and had me laughing the whole way through. The only downside of the movie was that it was way too long. I only saw the end of it and wasn't really bored. And although I did like this movie, it still wasn't good enough to watch in a theater, and I don't think it was for anyone that has any interest in watching a documentary about a subject like child pornography.

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Linda

I really enjoyed this documentary. It was all about the challenges of being black in an all white town. It showed that the stereotypes are a lot to be blamed for people of color not living up to the expectations set for them. I felt the music was great, the story was very good, the documentary was really entertaining. I recommend this documentary to anyone who wants to know how racism affects everyone. I also recommend this documentary to anyone who has ever been the victim of racism. I hope this helps.

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Carol Wagner

This film is an excellent introduction to the many roles Kevin Costner has played throughout his career. His willingness to play these roles is admirable and I admire his leadership on the set. I wish more films would follow the trend. His role in 'Deep Impact' should have been the role for the award. The supporting cast did a great job. I hope to see Kevin in more films in the future. I know he is still very involved with his family and company but, perhaps, he could think of other opportunities.

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Doris J.

Michael Voris is an excellent film maker and if I ever get to see all his films I will be very impressed. This film tells the story of the City of Toronto from the time that it was built to the present day. It tells the story of how the city has changed over the years. Most of the films are worth seeing. Most don't make the movie any better or worse. This film is no exception. I enjoyed the film immensely but it doesn't do anything with the stories told in it. The film is very slow and doesn't move at all. There are some scenes that are very slow and not engaging. The film could have been a lot better. The story about the population boom, the spread of Korean fusion and the decline of Chinatown. But the film just never has any depth to it. It's like watching a fish bowl and not knowing what to do with it. It doesn't do anything with the stories told in it. This film is a waste of time.

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Bobby

When a friend told me about this movie, I knew it would be a wonderful addition to my collection. Being a father of a child with a severe learning disability, I was immediately drawn into this movie. It has so much about a family who have the problems of being parents, and how their lives are affected. The viewer learns about the struggles and triumphs that are involved in raising a child with a disability, and how much a father and a mother can sacrifice in order to be a good parent. The movie was excellent. The children were likable and the mothers were portrayed to be wonderful mothers. It is an amazing journey of life. The whole family is wonderful, and the dialogue was a joy to hear. It was so moving, and it was wonderful to see the benefits that can come from raising a child with a disability.

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Gerald B.

While it is true that the dark side of the night was still open, the lighting and other elements of the film were just too dark for the idea of the film to get out. A couple of weeks ago, I went to see what was happening in the Middle East and it was absolutely beautiful. I could not see anything about this film other than a photo and a quote about the drug trade, but I was able to see the country and city, and saw the dark side of the night. If I wanted to see a more extreme depiction of the darkness of the night, I could have gone to Africa. This is an honest film, not propaganda.

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Scott P.

I recently watched the film on DVD, and was pleased to see that the editing is very well done. The music is perfect for the film. The movie does leave a lot of loose ends in the story, and the truth is that there isn't much plot in this movie. It does have a "feel good" ending, however, and it was worth watching. The reality is that these types of "stories" are hard to watch, but it is clear that the filmmakers took some liberties in the production of this film. I believe that the filmmakers took a lot of time in the film to describe the plight of these poor people, and to make it seem like a documentary, because that's how it was portrayed on the screen. If it were a documentary, I would have had to admit that they missed the point of the documentary they wanted to make. It was a good idea to try and get the message of this film across to people, but in the end, I felt that they fell short. All I can say is that I enjoyed watching this film, and the fact that it was able to make me feel good after seeing it, was good enough for me.