Breaking Away is a dated movie. It reeks of the 70s. Not that that is a bad thing, but I don’t think that it really translates very well for younger folk. Maybe the younger folk will watch it and disagree with me.
The basic story is about a kid who graduates from high school and tries to figure out what to do with his life. He is a very talented cyclist, and has an unhealthy obsession with his Italian cycling heroes. He tries to turn himself into an Italian until he actually meets some.
It took me about half of an hour to get into the movie. I eventually enjoyed watching it through, but it did not seem too relevant to my experiences so I had trouble relating to any of the characters.