RUSH TO SEE THIS MOVIE! LET THE MUSIC LEAD YOU!
All star cast featuring Kerri Russell, Freddie Highmore, Robin Williams, William Sadler,Terrance Howard & Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Lyla Norvacek raised in a strick home and who is a cellist, who one night attends a show and spots a famous Irish singer songwriter Louis Connel on the rooftop of a building. A rare chance encounter the two almost instantly fall in love and make love on the rooftop.The next day these two feel they are meant for each other.When lyla's dad thinks that this guy will ruin her career he puts a stop to them to see each other.When Lyla finds out that she is pregnant, she doesn't know what going to become of the baby.After giving birth her father tells her when she wakes up that the baby didn't make it.Flash forward 11 years later Lyla's father is in the hospital and can't live without finally telling her the truth that the son she thought wasn't alive, is in fact alive, and her dad signed a realse for adoption and forged her name on the paper.As soon as she finds out she knew her instincts were right that he was alive.Lyla goes to the adoption center to try to find her long lost son.When the social worker tries to help her he shows her a picture and tells her that he is a runaway and they don't know where he is.In search of the girl he had such a connection to Louis tries to find Lyla once again.Everytime just missing her by a short time.When Evan is running away he comes across Wizard who takes him in along with all the other kids staying with him in an abandoned theater.Wizard sees Evan's talent as a way for him to make money off the kid.Wizard then has the kid make up a stage name which he comes up with August Rush.When police raid the building they are currently staying at Evan runs, and hears the gospil music from the church and goes in.When the preacher finds out his musical talent he directs him to the school of Julliard where he starts to compose music, and his music chosen for his piece for his rhapsody.Without knowing his real mother is choosen to play that night too at the concert.When Wizard locates him he takes him away from the school,, threating to tell people his real name.Forced with the decision, he doesn't want to be taken away if they find out his real name so he goes with Wizard.Evan makes the choice to runaway from Wizard to make it to his concert, in hopes of finding his parents through his music he feels that is his connection to them.This movie will have you rooting for this amazing boy, who's determination is endless!
Would recommend to buy, will have you watching it over and over again, and bring tears to your eyes at the end!
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AUGUST RUSH – a feel-good film for music lovers
While it has some small plot holes, and takes a decidedly fantasy-realm turn, this is one of the most enjoyable films I have seen in years. I stumbled on this movie at the library, but found en eBay copy the next day for a shamefully low price.
If you love music - and especially if you are a musician – you will love this film. If you are a romantic at heart, you will love this film. Actually, unless your heart has turned to stone, you will love this film.
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An evening of heartfelt love between two young musicians – one a classical cellist, the other a rock star – turns tragic as her protective father hides an important truth from his daughter. She had become pregnant and her father lies about her newborn son as she awakens from childbirth. She thinks he died in childbirth. He didn't. He is signed over to an orphanage by the girl's father, since she is not yet a legal adult.
The father of the child does not know she is expecting, and dad has swooped up his daughter and whisked her far away. Eleven years later things begin to haunt them both.
The son, however, turns out to be a talented musical prodigy himself, hearing music in the noise of daily life – in the beat of the street and whispers of the winds. Further, he decides by playing music his parents will one day find him by hearing it. He takes the name "August Rush" off a sign, at the behest of a modern-day Fagin, played by Robin Williams.
Yes, it has an improbable ending, but it feels so good you won't care. Get out a hankie. Better yet, make it a towel. (If you are a highl emotional person, make it a beach towel!)
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DVD August Rush
After cellist Lyla and guitarist Louis share an enchanted night together, circumstances rip them apart, and the child produced by the union is raised by an opportunistic stranger who nurtures the boy's musical talent. Determined to find his parents, the boy -- known as August Rush -- relies on music to draw his mother and father to him.
Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Robin Williams, Freddie Highmore, Terrence Howard,
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
The acting is fantastic. Robin Williams plays a terrific role; he's such a versatile actor. His character is dark, yet at times, inspiring. Freddie Highmore is truly amazing. You fall in love with his character. You want to believe this "fairy-tale" of love, romance, family, and deep connection of human emotion can exist, and that this story could happen in the real world. Jonathan Rhys Myers and Keri Russell spend one night together and spend their lives apart, both knowing that they had met each other's soulmate, and that they were meant to be together. This is a must-see, feel-good movie. It will make you laugh, cry, and celebrate life, love, and family. The soundtrack is equally as fantastic.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
I'm really not sure if I have the articulation skills to convey just how special & excellent that this film is( and deserves). The story, script, directing, acting, vibe, music and everything else about this movie makes it one of the most unique heart-soaring, feel-good films of the 21st century & very possibly of all time. A five star movie, both figuratively(on a 5*-scale) and literally(Freddie Highmore, Kerri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Myers, Terrence Howard, and last but not least, the one & only Robin Williams) along with the directorship of Kristen Sheridan paints quite a beautiful picture indeed. Truly inspired story/ screenplay by Nick Castle & James V. Hart. Great original story by Paul Castro along with Nick castle. Superb supporting cast. Oh..And I don't recall anything blowing up in the picture. In short, my opinion_ Grand Slam winner. My IMDB rating is 9.0. Those of you with good taste(Hey, I like gritty heroic war pictures) will not be disappointed. So I loved the total package and decided to buy it because I saw it on rental about a year after it was at the theaters(at least 7 times).Now, I've lost count. sincerely, Von