Meg Ryan makes her directorial debut and co-stars in this coming-of-age drama, based on the novel “The Human Comedy” by William Saroyan. Left to provide for his widowed mother (Ryan) and his siblings when his older brother (Jack Quaid, Ryan’s real-life son) goes to fight in World War II, 14-year-old Homer Macauley (Alex Neustaedter) becomes Ithaca’s only bike messenger, taking on the responsibility of delivering telegraph messages from soldiers serving overseas and learning valuable life lessons along the way. With Sam Shepard and Tom Hanks. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.