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Saint Ralph – Running Film Review

I have just watched the inspiring running film, Saint Ralph, for the second time and it still rocks…and my wife agrees.

What is it about?

Saint Ralph follows the journey of youthful (age 14) and spunky, Ralph Walker, who lives by the beat of his own drum. After hearing that a miracle would be required to help his mom return to health, Ralph attempts to create one…by winning the Boston marathon.

Simple and kind of odd premise, but a rich and entertaining story follows.

Check out the film’s trailer:

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

Why it Rocks

For starters, Saint Ralph has solid dialog and acting. What is said, how it is said, will have you giggling like a 14 year old, listening intently, or shedding a tear. Include running as the central theme, and you have yourself an entertaining couple hours for most endurance athletes.

The film also has a variety of inspiring concepts useful for endurance sports and life, but the most important one may be the belief in self. This belief in self, allows one to dream big, take action, and experience life. Experience life is not based on the binary result of success or failure but the willingness to engage in that which is meaningful to you.

One bummer that Boston enthusiasts will recognize is the Boston marathon is not ran on the actual course. I was willing to mostly forgive them for that. 😉

Saint Ralph is a light-hearted yet captivating film that wakens your emotions and takes you on one heck of an interesting long run. Good, good, good film.

Family Stuff

The film is rating PG-13 and includes a few colorful words, a bumper (the non-car kind), and the percolating hormones of junior high youth.

Ways to Check it Out

There are a couple ways to check out the film if interested.

  • Rent it
  • Buy it – Amazon has both DVD and Streaming/Direct-download.

Who else has watched it? What did you think?

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About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

2 Responses to “Saint Ralph – Running Film Review”

  1. on 28 Jul 2010 at 11:40 am Blaine Moore

    Great movie! I watched it a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.

  2. on 30 Jul 2010 at 8:01 am Kenley Jones

    Thanks for the review. Definitely looks like a family film worth seeing. I will have to check it out.