Watch: Official Trailer for Meg Ryan's Directorial Debut Titled 'Ithaca'

July 27, 2016
Source: Apple

Ithaca Trailer

"There will always be pain in this world, Homer, and a good man will seek to take the pain out of things." Momentum Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for the film Ithaca, the feature directorial debut of actress Meg Ryan, who also stars in this. Based on William Saroyan's novel titled The Human Comedy, the story is about a bike messenger, played by Alex Neustaedter, who delivers letters during World War II in the 1940s. One letter in particular, however, will change him forever. The full cast includes Sam Shepard, Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Hamish Linklater, Jack Quaid, Molly Gordon and Gabriel Basso. This looks like a fairly nice, harmless indie drama to see this fall. There definitely is an indie feel to it, not in a good way, but I'm hopeful that the emotions in the story shine through in the end. Give this a watch below.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Meg Ryan's Ithaca, originally in high def from Apple:

Ithaca Poster

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, 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. Ithaca is the feature directorial debut of actress Meg Ryan, directing from a script written by Erik Jendresen. Adapted from William Saroyan's prize-winning novel titled The Human Comedy. Momentum Pictures will open Meg Ryan's Ithaca in theaters starting September 9th this fall. Interested?

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  • Meg Ryan's lips. What a shame.
    • kitano0
      She's just directed a movie...a very beautiful looking movie at of the hardest things one can do. And you're talking about her lips.
      • Bo
        Well, look at them!!
      • I'm worried about a generation of women growing up thinking injecting filler into their lips will make them seem more attractive and younger, but in reality it looks like they've kissed a boiling kettle. Mental illness presented as beauty is really disturbing.
        • I completely agree with you and I'm afraid society is getting more vane/narcissistic every single day, but this is an odd discussion to have in a post about a movie trailer. :) I'm glad another woman directed a movie! But I agree and wish that she could just focus on directing not how she looks while directing...
          • When I was watching the trailer, the one thing that took me completely out of the moment was Meg Ryan. I'm sure the movie will be a great nostalgia-fest with some Tom-Hanksy cuddliness of the good old days.
  • RAW_D
    This looks boring and LAME. HARD PASS.
    • Bob
      You need help.
      • RAW_D
        Cause this doesn't interest me? Well, BOB, you're opinion doesn't mean anything to me. Go troll somewhere else.
        • Bo
          Yea, this Bob guy remains consistent with these type of moronic posts, Raw. Glad to see you responded back to him in the manner in which you did. Well done. I also agree with you regarding this trailer. Why change the title to something like Ithaca which is a strange word/name and has no marketing value? Especially from such an interesting and invoking title The Human Comedy that Saroyan choose to use. It doesn't make sense and is indicative of the mind set behind this adaptation. I'm with you, It looks boring and lame and is for sure a hard pass. You don't need help, Raw. This Bob dude does. Later...Cheers!
          • Isn't Ithaca the name of a city in New York? something is disturbing me with the framing and the photography, but I can't put words on them. What's wrong with the picture Bo?
          • Bo
            I don't know what's wrong with it, do seem to be bothered by it much more than myself. For me, it looks like Ryan has made a mushy, sentimental tale about people in this town, Ithaca. I haven't read the book, but Saroyan's title, as I said, is much more enticing and seems to encompass a lot more than just a sentimental tale of people in what appears to be a small town. The Human Comedy. I like that. Very existential and seems to be indicating an incisive look into the human condition. Stuff that might be a bit over the head of Meg Ryan. I'm just guessing, of course. More power to her for choosing it and then getting it done. I'm just not too sure she's made an intelligent and interesting movie. Later...
          • RAW_D
            I had the same issue with the look of the film to Tarek. It's. . . too perfect... Like unnatural.... And when Meg Ryan showed up, I felt like I was watching a high school play or something.
  • shiboleth
    Why did she destroy her face? I mean she had nice face and it was the one that can beautifully grow old. What's wrong with that? Yeah, some life experiences are not pleasant and industry has its demands, but she would deserve and get much more respect without ruining her appearance ... The trailer is like a hole in which you can just fall and fall and never come back. In a very slow manner ...
    • It's hard to be a girl in Hollywood... RenĂ©e Zellweger was also the victim of this deplorable plastic surgery. Now she looks like a piece of plastic...
      • shiboleth
        I know it's tough for them and it's hard to be in some else's clothes, I understand ... But still, life and professional struggle shouldn't include such decisions. Feel kinda sorry for them ...
        • Nothing can rival with natural attributes indeed.
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      • shiboleth
        Cat Women especially! Remember the movie? With Nastassja Kinski?
  • Love
    Okay.. Why did She do that?
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  • Did you notice that the movie (book) plays with the Homer's Odysseus reference? Ithaca, Homer, Ulysses...
    This looks a little boring. "Slice of Life" types need something more nowadays.
    • adur
      yeah! where's spider man?? Which infinity stone you think they'll show on this one??
  • adur
    Looks like a meandering, overly sentimental look at 'the good ol' days' where america was more innocent -except for the racism, lynchings, etc... I hope I'm wrong but the trailer doesn't seem to give us a strong narrative thread to hold on to...




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