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August Rush (2007)

 -  Drama | Music  -  21 November 2007 (USA)
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A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

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Storyline

This is a story of a music prodigy. Lyla is a renowned and beautiful cellist and Louis is a guitar player and vocalist at a club. Lyla and Louis fall in love once they meet each other following the music. Since they have different lives, they have to separate without seeing each other again. However, Lyla has had their baby - Evan, a prodigy born to music. Lyla has an accident and bears the baby but Lyla's father gives the baby to an orphanage without telling her, for fear of affecting her career. After that, both Louis and Lyla give up their music careers. Eleven years later, poor little Evan believes that his parents are waiting for him and goes to New York to find them. In New York, his musical gift leads him to success but also gives him some trouble. A monger uses Evan to make money and prevents him from achieving success. He escapes and runs into a church and people there are surprised by his gift and send him to the best music school, Juilliard. There he receives an education ... Written by Dennis

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An incredible journey moving at the speed of sound

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Drama | Music

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Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild violence and language | See all certifications »

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21 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El triunfo de un sueño  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£359,564 (UK) (23 November 2007)

Gross:

$31,655,091 (USA) (22 February 2008)
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Trivia

(at around 1h 40 mins) When Louis is in the van passing Central Park, the banner he sees shows that the concert's pianist is Lionel Wigram, Executive Producer of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Arthur is taking August to Wizard's for the first time, August is holding a can of soda in one hand, while Arthur is holding the pizza box. In the next shot, August is holding the pizza box, but no can and there would have been no way he would have disposed of it or taken the box from Arthur. See more »

Quotes

Wizard: What do you want to be in the world? I mean the whole world. What do you want to be? Close your eyes and think about that.
August Rush: Found.
Wizard: [pauses] Doesn't have enough yin. little more yang, ya know?
August Rush: yeah
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 24 November 2007 (2007) See more »

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Harlem Streetz
Written and Performed by Charles Ray Mack (as Charles Mack) and Jamal Joseph
Courtesy of South Tribe Music / Pro-Fessionallz Music Group / Bankstone Entertainment
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Cynics Need Not Apply
22 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an urban fairy tale. If you go to AUGUST RUSH with the intention of poking holes in it, you can find little glitches and logic flaws. On the other hand, if you are looking for a movie that will sing to your soul (and show you some beautiful eye candy as a bonus), look no farther. The casting director and cinematographer should each get an award. This gem of a movie takes us on a journey, and the people we meet along the way are well worth the ticket price.

A trio of beautiful performances form the heart of this film, although the secondary characters are also crisply compelling. A day after seeing it, I find that specific shots of their faces still glow in mind like pieces of a mosaic. And the music is a genuine addition, as it should be in a film of this kind. I was genuinely moved.


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