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August Rush (2007)

PG | | Drama, Music | 21 November 2007 (USA)
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An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift to try to find his birth parents.

Director:

Kirsten Sheridan

Writers:

Nick Castle (screenplay), James V. Hart (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Highmore ... August Rush
Keri Russell ... Lyla Novacek
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Louis Connelly
Terrence Howard ... Richard Jeffries
Robin Williams ... Maxwell 'Wizard' Wallace
William Sadler ... Thomas Novacek
Marian Seldes ... The Dean
Mykelti Williamson ... Reverend James
Leon Thomas III ... Arthur
Aaron Staton ... Nick
Alex O'Loughlin ... Marshall
Jamia Simone Nash ... Hope
Ronald Guttman ... Professor
Bonnie McKee ... Lizzy
Michael Drayer ... Mannix
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Storyline

Twelve years ago, on a moonlit rooftop above Washington Square, Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell), a sheltered young cellist, and Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), a charismatic Irish singer-songwriter, were drawn together by a street musician's rendition of ''Moondance'' and fell in love. After the most romantic night of her life, Lyla promised to meet Louis again but, despite her protests, her father rushed her to her next concert--leaving Louis to believe that she didn't care. Disheartened, he found it impossible to continue playing and eventually abandoned his music while Lyla, her own hopes for love lost, was led to believe months later that she had also lost their unborn child in a car accident. Their orphaned son (Freddie Highmore) uses his musical talent as a clue to find his birth parents.

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Second film where Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers co-star. The first was Mission: Impossible III (2006). See more »

Goofs

As Louis Connelly is walking to his limo, while speaking on his cell phone, his voice clearly does not match up with his mouth movements. See more »

Quotes

Wizard: Can't you see it? Wizard productions presents the number one heat wave: AUGUST RUSH!
August Rush: Yeah! Me! That's me!
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Soundtracks

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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If you don't have a great imagination, you won't like it
17 November 2007 | by spoonerst-1See 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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USA | South Korea

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,421,369, 25 November 2007

Gross USA:

$31,664,162

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$66,122,026
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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