... movie set in 1950's Canada. Ralph Walker, a high school freshman at St. Magnus Catholic School, is dealing with many complex issues like experimenting with smoking and a preoccupation with the opposite sex. In trouble one too many times by the school's principal Father Fitzpatrick, Ralph is ordered to join the school's cross country running team. The storyline looks to follow the normal path until viewers learn that Ralph lives by himself in the family home; has been lying to the school saying he is living with his grandparents, who are already deceased; and telling his widowed hospitalized mother that he is staying with a friend. However, Ralph changes his focus once his mother falls into a coma. Through a chain of circumstances, Ralph believes that winning the Boston Marathon will help his mother to come out of a coma!
Safe first date movie, really enjoyed this one! Was expecting less having rented it on a whim; was extremely pleased the choice turned out to be a winner!