Trailer for Ithaca, starring Sam Shepard, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.
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.Period drama represents the directorial debut for Meg Ryan. Considering that the actress would want to have a winning formula for her first outing, it makes sense that she’d cast Tom Hanks for a role in the film. The duo have worked together on , Sleepless in Seattle and .
Ithaca is based on the book The Human Comedy, a novel she read to help her deal with her divorce from .
Not to sound like some celebrity rag, but it is tough not to give a double-take when you see (and hear) Meg Ryan. The actress has obviously had some work done, and holy crap does she sound different. But I digress…