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August Rush (2007)

PG | | 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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... August Rush
... Lyla Novacek
... Louis Connelly
... Richard Jeffries
... Maxwell 'Wizard' Wallace
... Thomas Novacek
... The Dean
... Reverend James
... Arthur
... Nick
... Marshall
... Hope
... Professor
... Lizzy
... Mannix
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Storyline

Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell) is a cellist studying at the Juilliard School and living under strict rule of her father (William Sadler). Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is the lead singer of "The Connelly Brothers", an Irish rock band. Lyla and Louis meet at a party after their respective concerts, and have a sexual encounter on the rooftop. The day after, they separate in a hurry, and are unable to maintain contact as Lyla is ushered away by her father to Chicago. Lyla is also aware that she is pregnant. Later, when in New York City, after an argument with her father over her unborn child, she is struck by a car. Due to the accident trauma, she gives birth prematurely, and her father secretly puts the baby boy up for adoption under her name, allowing Lyla to believe that her son died. Eleven years later, Evan Taylor (Freddie Highmore) is living in a boys' orphanage outside New York City, where he meets Richard Jeffries (Terrence Howard), a social worker with Child and Family ... Written by Percy Jackson

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An incredible journey moving at the speed of sound 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 sueño  »

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

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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

Lyla Novacek: I'm trying to find my son.
Woman at Desk: Name?
Lyla Novacek: [in tears] I don't know.
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References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85, Adagio - Moderato
Written by Edward Elgar
Orchestrated and Arranged by Dave Metzger
Performed by Steve Erdody
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Cynics Need Not Apply
22 November 2007 | by 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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