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About the Movie
When his older brother leaves to fight in the Second World War, fourteen-year-old Homer Macauley takes on a job as a bicycle telegraph messenger to provide for his widowed mother, his older sister and his younger brother. Homer delivers messages of love, hope, pain and death to the good people of Ithaca, but soon must grapple with a 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.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 2
- Rotten: 13
- Average Rating: 3.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Hanks' casting feels like a missed opportunity-much like the rest of Ithaca.
Rotten: This rebirth is almost a casebook study of how not to transpose "literature" to film.
Rotten: [An] egregiously clunky and phony coming-of-age story based on William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy.
Rotten: Ryan's debut as a director is a sketchy and starchy film.
in this movie. I so wanted it to be good.
Something was missing. Plot was hard to follow. Meg Ryan (the mother) should have kept better track of her children. Sad movie. More emphasis should have been given to the old cars. The old cars were the best part of the movie !
We LOVE Meg, But.....
I would recommend u wait until this is on Netflix!!!!!
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2016
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