On a moonlit rooftop above a New York City, Lyla (Keri Russell) a sheltered young cello player, and Louis (Jonathan Rhys Myers) a charismatic Irish singer-songwriter, are drwan together through a love of music, and instantly fall in love. Their connection is real and undeniable, but short-lived. Torn apart, they leave in their wake a newborn child, orphaned by circumstance, and unknown to his parents.
Drawn to New York twelve years later in search of his parents, August Rush (Freddie Highmore), a young orphan and musical prodigy, is taken under the wing of an eccentric busker known only as Wizard (Robin Williams). Steadfast in the belief that his parents are alive, August embraces his incredible gift, calling out to them through every note.
Separated by fate but bonded together by love and music, Lyla, Louis & August search for what will make their lives complete again - each other.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.
This is a great family story that is emotionally charged, if you are that way inclined. It is heart rendering, sad but with a very happy ending. I would have no hesitation in recommending this movie as a must watch. As for the rating its better than good its excellent.
This is a good movie, has an excellent supporting and lead cast. The score was incredible, my only reason this movie was not great was because of the pacing. I enjoyed the story and characters so much, Robin Williams plays a vivid character. The story was a solid entry into a classic fairy tale entry and is an enjoyable film for all ages.
If you have a strong appreciation for music or cinema, then you might enjoy this film, if you have a problem with pacing in movies you most likely will lose interest relatively quick.
Absolutely brilliant. Our 9 year old grandaughter just loved it too. Such a great story line and utterly heart warming. What a change from all the violent & unsavoury themes in many modern movies.
It deserves 5 stars!!!!!
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