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August Rush

PG| 1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
A musically gifted orphan, Evan (Freddie Highmore), runs away from his orphanage and searches New York City for his birth parents. On his journey, he's taken under the wing of the Wizard (Robin Williams), a homeless man who lives in an abandoned theater. After discovering his talent, the Wizard gives Evan the name "August Rush" and devises a plan to profit from his talent. Little does Evan know that his parents, Lyla (Keri Russell) and Louis (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), are searching for him too.

Cast: Freddie Highmore , Keri Russell , Jonathan Rhys Meyers , Terrence Howard , Robin Williams , William Sadler , Leon Thomas III , Jamia Simone Nash

Director: Kirsten Sheridan

Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Musical, Adventure

Distributor: Warner Bros.

August Rush (2007)

Release Date: November 21st, 2007|1 hr. 53 min.

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fan reviews ( 134 )
  • An inane musical melodrama. show more

  • The plot is preposterous. Particularly the part about a kid who has never before played an instrument, but can pick up a guitar and play like Eric Clapton and belly up to a church organ and perform like Mozart. show more

  • It would be nice to say this predictable fantasy has such a big heart, we can forgive its excesses. But director Kirsten Sheridan overplays nearly every already-corny scene, and there is no chemistry between Russell and Rhys Meyers, who appear to be passing through on their way to better projects. show more

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  • January 08, 2012 ozariggy
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    Brilliant. One of the finest films I have ever seen. Should be on everyone\'s best list.

  • May 16, 2011 aredswan
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    I love watching this movie over and over again. I love romantic movies. The story line is simple enough. But, it was the music that really made this movie! The scoring of a movie can make or break it. Will they have an August Rush II???? If they do, they better have a great story line and wonderful music.

  • February 22, 2011 Milehi1234
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    Thinly disguised remake of Oliver Twist. HOW WONDERFUL. Robin Williams is threatening in the 'Fagin' role, Jonathan Ryhs Meyers is ************************** a fairy tale. I loved how it 'tool me away'.

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The Movie That Changed My Life: 'August Rush'

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Krystal Kaufman on September 24, 2010

What movie has changed my life? That is an easy one to answer; hands down, it would be 'August Rush.' The film surrounds Evan, aka August Rush, an 11-year-old boy living in foster care, who wishe...

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