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.
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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David – EnduranceBuzz.com
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Posted on 28 Jul 2010
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