Wish I could have made it through more than 20 minutes, but the pacing was killing me. I love all the actors in this film. However, since Hanks was cast - of course -- Mr. Roger's show was used to frame and market the film, but for me, it was also its undoing. Though a clever concept, it grew tiresome after 10 minutes. The two leads needed to meet sooner (didn't wait for that scene); five minutes in e.g., start with reporter's assigned a story, he's not happy about it and then boom, he's calling or knocking at Rogers' door. Perhaps after, we could have seen that dad's still an alcoholic scene; I also found it believable that as grownup, his son would still be furious and kind of a jerk to his father too. They cast the perfect actors for this match. Perhaps the slow pacing was an intended homage to Mr. Rogers' show, but gosh, so deadly for a film when there wasn't enough of an engrossing story present. Maybe I should have been more patient, considering all of the positive reviews below. However, the article I read about the reporter was far more interesting and gripping from the get go. That was a great film outline.

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