DVD - 2016
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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 four-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.


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Feb 10, 2018

I don't know why this movie was made. It doesn't add anything to the coming of age stories of WW2. Everything this movie says was much better said in the movie Summer of '42.

Jan 04, 2018

"Ithaca" is a relaxing movies portraying events in a small town in the early 1940's during WW2. The photography is good, story line is credible, dialogue is good. Reminded me a bit another movie "The Summer of '42". Suitable for family viewing. I give "Ithaca" 3 stars out of 5.

Dec 14, 2017

Movies attempt to entertain. Few actually do. FILM is an art form. It not only entertains, but moves the viewer----Good film charms the viewer, connects with the soul. Outstanding film sends you to Google search the writer. Artists don't cater to pedestrian movie watchers. I implore you to give this film a viewing. It is truly superb!

Nov 22, 2017

A great story poorly told, Ms. Ryan is not a director yet. Great actors but the story left you wondering what is the point. There seemed to be major gaps in the story line that leave the viewer wondering why the scene was even in the film. What was there was well acted but a story line is really an important part of a film, and Meg Ryan failed to deliver.

Feb 07, 2017

I was disappointed in this film. In my teens I had read the novel, The Human Comedy by William Sayoran and used that as bench mark to measure this version of the story. The story was filmed in 1943 as The Human Comedy with Mickey Rooney as the central character.
This version seemed flat. The acting was OK but none of the actors really created deep portrayals that really made this viewer care.

Jan 21, 2017

I enjoyed the movie, and NO its not borrowing, its a must to see, People that gave bad reviews doesn't know good movie when they see one,plus if u grow up in small town u would like it,Its a all star cast,

Jan 02, 2017

Should have read some reviews but it was on the shelf in the Fort and we just grabbed it. Lasted about 45 minutes and then we turned it off. It was either that or fall asleep. Very slow and given the cast a waste of talent.

Dec 18, 2016

One unremarkable movie directed and acted by Meg Rayan. Totally flat.

Nov 08, 2016

Yawn had to turn it off half way though - coming of age story about a young boy in the 40's - the best thing in this movie i thought was the little boy brother Ulysses -


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