The trailer for “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” was released yesterday and why has it hit me in the emotional gut like a ton of bricks? Because I’ve never cried over a movie trailer before.
Maybe it’s because the movie revolves around Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the long-running PBS children’s show “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood”. Or maybe it’s because the movie is about a skeptic who ends up seeing things more clearly as a result of his time spent interviewing Mr. Rogers? Or maybe it’s because my favorite actor Tom Hanks stars in the movie as Mr. Rogers and absolutely nails it? Maybe it’s all three and more. I don’t know. All I know is that I can’t get enough of the trailer and I have never anticipated a movie so much in my life.
The next four months are going to seem like an eternity!