I fully expected the new Tom Hanks movie about famed kid show icon Fred Rogers to be filled with hokey kiddy things that I saw as a child on PBS. And though the film took me back (even in the cinematography and set designs), it was much more.
The movie is inspired on an article written by Tom Junod in Esquire Magazine in 1998. It addresses our cynical nature, communication, faith and love as Fred Rogers meets Junod while he was going through major issues in his personal life.
My overwhelming desire to become a better listener and genuine care for humankind is what I got from this inspiring movie and will make it back to see it when it hits theaters on November 22nd. I kept hearing in my spirit, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
This movie is a great teaching tool for your church/faith-based group. It does have a fraction of mild offensive language but in my opinion, nothing from stopping you from taking a church group. I think kids would get bored with the movie but if you are a kid at heart, especially if you watched “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” back-in-the-day, make sure you see it Thanksgiving weekend.
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