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Tom Hanks as Mr. Rodgers in You Are My Friend

by Anonymousreply 5410/12/2018

I knew and loved Fred Rogers. He's no Fred Rogers.

by Anonymousreply 109/27/2018

Oh hell naw

by Anonymousreply 209/27/2018

Wtf? Hold me David, I'm scared!!

by Anonymousreply 309/27/2018

Tom will do Fred justice he has the smarts, sensitivity and chops to pull it off.

by Anonymousreply 409/27/2018

I’m damn near wearing that same outfit today.

by Anonymousreply 509/27/2018

I'm sure Hanks will do a fine job and get nominated again. I just wish they'd leave some things alone and allow us to have our memories without spreading on a layer of hollywood frosting. Not necessary. He was an original, a one off. Leave it that way.

by Anonymousreply 609/27/2018

I will not rest until I have portrayed every single real-life famous admirable mensch-type figure!

by Anonymousreply 709/27/2018

He looks as authentic as Mr. Rogers as he did as Walt Disney.

by Anonymousreply 809/27/2018

Mr. Rogers had herpes??

by Anonymousreply 909/27/2018

Forrest Rodgers. NO FANK YOU!

by Anonymousreply 1009/27/2018

I hope its being made on a low budget because I don't think anyone outside of the US is familiar with the man that it is based on.

by Anonymousreply 1109/27/2018

I wonder if TH is actually proud that he is the most middle brow actor of his generation?

by Anonymousreply 1209/27/2018

He's always just TH playing a character. You never forget it is TH pretending to be someone else.

by Anonymousreply 1309/27/2018

Not true R11. It was always broadcast in Canada.

So many of Hanks movies include him urinating. Please let this one be pee-free.

by Anonymousreply 1409/27/2018

I won't be seeing it. They have to monetize and ruin everything, but I don't have to buy in.

by Anonymousreply 1509/27/2018

Tom looks really good with all the weight loss.

by Anonymousreply 1609/27/2018

A first-rate documentary has already been made about Fred Rodgers. This is bullshit and I'm sick of Hanks playing deities.

by Anonymousreply 1709/27/2018

That's because Banks wants to be a deity.

by Anonymousreply 1809/27/2018

I will never stop making money off dead people!

by Anonymousreply 1909/27/2018

I'm getting kind of tired of Hanks playing all these biographical roles....he always seems like he's playing himself and I never truly believe he is the person he is portraying.

by Anonymousreply 2009/27/2018

I want Hanks to play some really slimy no-good motherfucker. Think it'll ever happen?

by Anonymousreply 2109/27/2018

He'd be playing himself then R21.

by Anonymousreply 2209/27/2018

Closest he came was Road to Perdition, R21. He was an anti-hero, but the fact is that he was a gangster who killed anyone his boss (Paul Newman) ordered him to.

by Anonymousreply 2309/27/2018

no. just no.

by Anonymousreply 2409/27/2018

He looked nothing like Walt Disney in that film.

by Anonymousreply 2509/27/2018

Walt Disney was an evil fuck. We can thank him for the mass delusion distraction with his multiple, shiny piles of shit he peddled as 'entertainment' while our democracy died. Thanks, Mickey.

by Anonymousreply 2609/27/2018

Gag me with a spoon.

by Anonymousreply 2709/27/2018

Charlton Heston used to be the go-to guy for Mr. Bigger-Than-Life; Tom Hanks is now the go-to guy for Mr. Nice. Sorry, but I'll take Chuck in his loincloth any day.

by Anonymousreply 2809/29/2018

Tom Hanks is a national treasure.

by Anonymousreply 2909/29/2018

The people of Pittsburgh seem happy with Hanks and they inew him best.

by Anonymousreply 3009/29/2018

r13, I disagree. In both Forrest Gump, and Philadelphia he completely gets lost in the roles. I don't think anyone could have pulled off Forrest Gump the way he does. A truly original character, and groundbreaking performance.

by Anonymousreply 3109/29/2018

He doesn't necessarily look like Rodgers here, but I can picture a higher pitched Forrest Gump sounding somewhat like Rodgers.

by Anonymousreply 3209/29/2018

He played a slimy character in Cloud Atlas. Also played a hero in Cloud Atlas, but he did a great job at the slimy part. He was rather slimy in Ladykillers as well.

by Anonymousreply 3309/29/2018

R14 OK then. Outside of North America then.

by Anonymousreply 3409/29/2018

This was Tom Hanks' greatest role.

by Anonymousreply 3509/29/2018

Learn to spell, dumbass

by Anonymousreply 3609/29/2018

D-U-M-B-A-S-S

Dumbass.

by Anonymousreply 3709/29/2018

He looks like the Pedophile we always suspected Fred Rogers to be but he wasn't.

by Anonymousreply 3809/29/2018

[quote]He's always just TH playing a character. You never forget it is TH pretending to be someone else.

How dare you!, r13?

by Anonymousreply 3909/29/2018

Well, it's definitely not going to be a documentary, because Mr. Rodgers wasn't a mean drunk with fuzzy rightwing leanings....

by Anonymousreply 4009/29/2018

Why should Mr. Rogers be white? He was a black man; Eddie Murphy played him . More Hollywood racism.

by Anonymousreply 4109/29/2018

If Hilary Swank married him she would be Swallowing Hanksl

by Anonymousreply 4209/29/2018

Sorry for being out of the loop, but why the sudden influx of interest in Fred Rogers? They made that documentary about him last year, there's this version with TH being made, and Google had a Fred Rogers doodle recently (which I don't has been done before). When I kept hearing about FR all of a sudden, I assumed that he had died recently or something but turns out he died 15 years ago.

by Anonymousreply 4310/05/2018

Maybe the darkness of our current political climate makes people yearn for simple, gentler, more innocent times and feel-good stories.

I don't know why this movie is necessary, though, when there is a widely acclaimed recent documentary you can watch instead. I hate biopics as a rule.

by Anonymousreply 4410/05/2018

Hi Tom at R4.

by Anonymousreply 4510/05/2018

[quote]I don't know why this movie is necessary, though, when there is a widely acclaimed recent documentary you can watch instead. I hate biopics as a rule

It's also weird that they decided to go with calling the TH movie "You Are My Friend," which is frankly odd and creepy-sounding, because they couldn't call it "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" (which actually was Fred Roger's catchphrase, and the title of the documentary from last year).

Why couldn't they have just called it "Mr. Rogers" or "The Fred Rogers Story" or something.

by Anonymousreply 4610/06/2018

"You Are My Friend" is the title of one of Mr. Rogers' songs.

by Anonymousreply 4710/06/2018

Fred Rogers' corpse wants you all to leave him alone and let him rest already. Damn!

by Anonymousreply 4810/06/2018

Meow meow meow meow meow, meow meow & meow.

Meow?

by Anonymousreply 4910/06/2018

who the fuck is "Mr. Rodgers"? how the fuck can they sell this outside America?

by Anonymousreply 5010/06/2018

Was Mr. R gay? I think so.

by Anonymousreply 5110/06/2018

Mr. R in his twink years

by Anonymousreply 5210/06/2018

A crew member died working on this pointless movie. Clearly it's cursed.

by Anonymousreply 5310/12/2018

Was Mr. Rogers a homosexual?

by Anonymousreply 5410/12/2018
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