AUGUST RUSH (Theatrical Release USA 2007)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

August Rush—
memorable, almost ethereal—takes a very good story and places it into a solid gold frame. A class act that easily reaches encore and double kudo status, this film uses the abundant talents of Freddie Highmore, Robin Williams, Kerri Russell, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers to define itself. Watch for a particularly good performance by Terrence Howard as the social worker, Richard Jefferies. Excellent watch for the whole family. There is some language and one mild love scene.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Evan Taylor (Freddie Highmore), due to a series of unfortunate events, becomes separated from his birth parents. His savant musical abilities take him on the long journey home.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Kirsten Sheridan for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Louise Goodsill, Robert Greenhut, Ralph Kamp, Miky Lee, and Lionel Wigram for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Evan Taylor/August Rush (Freddie Highmore), Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell), Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Richard Jeffries (Terrence Howard), Maxwell ‘Wizard’ Wallace (Robin Williams), Thomas Novacek (William Sadler), The Dean (Marian Seldes), Reverend James (Mykelti Williamson), Arthur (Leon Thomas III), Nick (Aaron Staton), Marshall (Alex O’Loughlin), Hope (Jamia Simone Nash), and Professor (Ronald Guttman).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. The film becomes a classic watch from its beginning scenes and continues to hold that steady course throughout the movie.

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