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August Rush (2007)

PG | | Drama, Music | 21 November 2007 (USA)
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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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Thomas Novacek
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Storyline

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 DeathtoGlitter

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The music is everywhere. All you have to do is listen. See more »

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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 sueƱo  »

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Box Office

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,421,369, 24 November 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,655,091, 24 February 2008
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Liv Tyler and Claire Danes were each considered for the role of "Lyla Novacek" before Keri Russell was cast. See more »

Goofs

Evan (August) goes missing in February of 2006 (according to the missing poster), and mentions to Louis that he has been playing for six months. This isn't clear whether he means only his time at Juilliard, or the time up to and including his time at the school. It is possible to have him missing in February, be on the streets, study at Juilliard, and have the spring concert in Central Park, depending on how long August was on the streets. This is borne out by a scene (while August was in Julliard) of Louis sitting in the park in the snow; August must have entered Juilliard in the fall, and had his concert in the spring. See more »

Quotes

Louis Connelly: [shouting across the road to Lyla] Lyla! Lyla! Lyla!
[Smile fades]
Marshall: [Coming up behind Lewis] Lewis! Do you remember what dad used to say about princesses, huh? They're always looking for their prince... and you aint no prince brother!
Louis Connelly: How would YOU know?... What am i going to do now?
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Soundtracks

Magic Time
Written by Van Morrison
Performed by Van Morrison
Courtesy of Exile Productions / Polydor Ltd. (U.K.)
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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If you don't have a great imagination, you won't like it
17 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

If you love it, you'll LOVE it. If not, then the most you'll probably give it is an 'ok'. The movie requires the audience to have a somewhat willful suspension of reality as there are some slightly mystic themes interwoven in the storyline. But as the movie is basically centered on the power of music, the mystic elements make sense. It's completely about belief and faith in the intangible.

Personally, I loved the story. And the music was amazing. I had goosebumps throughout the entire movie. In fact, there was probably so much emphasis on the music that there was less character development than a lot of people would like. I liked this element of the movie, though, as it requires you to read between the lines. Not even the ending is handed to you nicely wrapped and on a platter. There's no wrap-up dialogue or epilogue sequence, just the audience's own inferences. Hence, if you don't have an imagination, you should stay home.


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