The story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth. Written by
In Brazil, the movie is titled "The Sound of the Heart". See more »
One of the signs that the Wizard tears down (we see a close-up of it as he rips it off a pole) says Evan Grady - Missing, not Evan Taylor. This is not long before the police raid the place where the Wizard and all the kids stay. See more »
[as August enters the room]
You the one slept under my bed?
[watches her as she plays the piano]
Do you live here?
Me and my grandma do till our boat comes in. Do you like music?
More than food.
[looks at him strangely, then continues]
Do you know your notes?
I've never seen them like that before.
See here: "Every Good Boy Does Fine" on the lines. And "F-A-C-E" in between. And "Great Big Dogs Fight Animals". And "All Cars Eat Gas". Get it?
You're like an angel.
[thinks August is weird]
Okay. I ...
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This was an absolutely brilliant movie. I saw it at the special premiere to the Grammy Recording Academy members a the WB studios in Burbank. It's an absolutely amazing story with a brilliant cast and a soundtrack that will blow you away. Apparently, both Freddie Highmore, keri russell,Jonathan Rhys Meyers learned most of the songs and played/sang them themselves, which is very impressive once you see the movie. John from five for fighting wrote a few songs on the soundtrack as well. Music is the common thread that keeps the entire movie together and completes it into the masterpiece of a movie that it is. Although at times, there may seem like there are gaps in the story line/character development, the point of this is that the music is what communicates those hidden details of the movie.Overall, this film is a masterpiece that should be cherished by music-lovers everywhere.
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