August Rush 2007

On a moonlit rooftop above New York City, Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell), a sheltered young cello player, and Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a charismatic Irish singer-songwriter, are drawn together through a love of music, and instantly fall in love. Un…
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Mild themes and infrequent violence

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On a moonlit rooftop above New York City, Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell), a sheltered young cello player, and Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a charismatic Irish singer-songwriter, are drawn together through a love of music, and instantly fall in love. Unfortunate circumstances leave their child to be orphaned. Drawn to New York twelve years later in search of his parents, August Rush (Freddie Highmore), a young orphan and musical prodigy, is taken under the wing of an eccentric street musician known only as the Wizard (Robin Williams) Steadfast in the belief that his mother and father are alive, August embraces his incredible talent, calling out to his parents through every note he plays.

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  • A whimsical beautiful movie Freddie is an amazing actor, that smile ! It will touch your heart as the boy never gives up hope and music is great also Will bring a tear to your eye but well worth spending time to watch it.

    Kay
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  • I loved this film. There was so much that I liked, if I named everything I would spoil the movie for you all. It's a great story of a little boy looking for his parents, following his love of music and discovering his hidden talent. The story makes you think, not only about the choices that both of the parents made but also what essentially affected Evan (August).

  • This was a mixed bag for me. There were parts I really liked and others spoilt by the usual hollywood formula of over exaggeration and cliched scenes- like running through lines of waiting traffic to get to an urgent meeting (there were at least two of these). It had touches of Oliver Twist in it with Robyn Williams in the Fagan like role. Freddie Highmore was perfect for the role of Adam and Keri Russel did well in her part but Jonathan Rhys Meyers for me was just another hollywood cutout male actor (ho-hum) I thought the last quarter of the film could have been much better written in terms of script. If you have a quiet Saturday night it is worth watching

  • This is one of three movies that I crave. I need to see it at least twice a year. Heartfelt; poignant; music; love; loss; found .... sigh

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