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Ithaca (2015)

PG | | Drama | 9 September 2016 (USA)
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With his older brother off to war, fourteen-year-old telegram messenger Homer Macauley comes of age in the summer of 1942.

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Fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley is determined to be the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger anyone has ever seen. His older brother has gone to war, leaving Homer to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, Ulysses. And so it is that as spring turns to summer, 1942, Homer Macauley delivers messages of love, hope, pain... and death... to the good people of Ithaca. And Homer Macauley will grapple with one message that will change him forever. Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Saroyan's 1943 novel, The Human Comedy, ITHACA is a coming-of-age story about the exuberance of youth, the abruptness of change, the sweetness of life, the sting of death, and the sheer goodness that lives in each and every one of us. Written by Erik Jendresen

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Rated PG for thematic elements, a war image, and smoking | See all certifications »
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This movie is based on the book 'The Human Comedy' by William Saroyan. Meg Ryan read this while she was focusing on ways to cope with her divorce from Dennis Quaid. See more »

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Mrs. Macauley: There will always be pain in this world, Homer. And a good man will seek to take the pain out of things.
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Version of Summer Playhouse: The Human Comedy (1964) See more »

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A waste of time and money
24 September 2016 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

Tom Hanks is a good actor. Meg Ryan is a good actress. They've had chemistry in the past. It ain't here for this movie.

First off, this is not a Tom Hanks movie. He has top billing, but he is on screen for maybe two minutes. Second, this was Meg Ryan's directorial debut. It's a dog, and I don't have high expectations for her continued career as a director.

The story is completely disjointed and really doesn't have any kind of plot to speak of, other than a teenager being all angsty.

Save your money, folks. Don't rent this movie and don't waste 90 minutes of your life watching it.


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