Whenever you talk about Mr. Rogers, there’s always that one person who says “sure, but what was he REALLY like?” or “okay, but what was his position on *insert controversial topic here*?” People think they can poke holes in his “good two-shoes facade” if they just look hard enough.
The great thing about this film is that it really, truly leaves no stone unturned. Every reservation you might have about Rogers, every question you would have asked of him, every brilliant philosophical attitude he carried and way he inspired; it’s all addressed beautifully. You’ll hear this sentiment in most reviews, but this is a film - and an inspirational figure - that we could all stand to learn from right now, and every day on. Fred Rogers was a radical hero.