Chosen by: John C.
Release Date April 8 2005
Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity
Running Time: 98 min.
Michael McGowan (dir.)
Adam Butcher as Ralph Walker
Campbell Scott as Father George Hibbert
Gordon Pinsent as Father Fitzpatrick
Jennifer Tilly as Nurse Alice
Shauna MacDonald as Emma Walker
Review By John C.
Saint Ralph is the story of a kid who dreams big. Ralph Walker is a 15 year-old boy growing up in Hamilton, ON in 1954. He is not an orphan, but his mother has been in a coma for quite some time, and his father has died. He dreams of running and winning the Boston marathon, because it would be a miracle if he wins, and a miracle is what his mother would need to wake up. The acting by the mostly Canadian cast is excellent, and it is interesting to hear the music of composer Andrew Lockington before he became more known for scoring films like Journey to the Center of the Earth and City of Ember.
It would be worth checking out this great little film before you go see One Week, director Michael McGowan’s latest film, which opened last Friday.
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