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Separated by events they could not control but bound by love and by music, three people search for what they lost and what will make their lives complete Keri Russell Waitress, "Felicity" , Johathan Rhys Meyers "The Tudors" and Freddie Highmore Charlie and the Chocolate Family, Finding Neverland star with Robin Williams in this amazing, heartwarming tale of two very different musicians who fall in love only to be torn apart, both unaware that they have a child, a musical prodigy who is trying to find them as much as they are trying to find each other, a boy destined for greatness as the rising young star August Rush. Music has long been considered a universal language with the power to bring people together, but can the simple act of playing music possibly unite a child with a mother and father who live in two different cities and don't even know of the child's existence? Having shared one extraordinary night, classical cellist Lyla Novacek Keri Russell and Irish singer and songwriter Louis Connelly Jonathan Rhys Meyers were a union meant to be that was torn apart by circumstances and a protective father William Sadler. After eleven years, both Lyla and Louis have given up performing only to find that they are unhappy and searching for a sense of fulfillment that will ultimately lead both artists back to music and performing. Evan Freddie Highmore is an year old orphan who's grown up hearing music in everything around him and is convinced that his real parents want him and will find him with the help of music. Driven by his innate musical genius and a powerful compulsion to perform before the world, Evan runs away from the orphanage and is initially taken in by a street man known as Wizard Robin Williams who encourages his musical talent and renames him August Rush and, later, by a local priest who arranges for August to receive a Julliard education.
Here is a movie drenched in sentimentality, but it's supposed to be. I dislike sentimentality where it doesn't belong, but there's something brave about the way "August Rush" declares itself and goes all the way with coincidence, melodrama and skillful tear-jerking. I think more sensitive younger viewers, in particular, might really like it. The story is a very free modern adaptation of elements from Oliver Twist. We meet Evan Taylor Freddie Highmore , an year-old who runs away from his orphanage rather than be placed with a foster family. He has been told that his parents are still alive and were musicians, and he believes that through the power of music he can find them again.
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