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.
Director: Meg Ryan
Running time: 1h 36min
Genre: Drama, War
Release date: 9 September 2016 (USA)
Cast: Alex Neustaedter, Meg Ryan, Sam Shepard, Hamish Linklater, Jack Quaid, Tom Hanks, Spencer Howell, Christine Nelson, Gabriel Basso, Lois Robbins, Lucia Scarano, Molly Gordon, Scott Shepherd, James McCool