I went to my mom’s for dinner tonight, to celebrate Father’s day with my grandfather early, since my family will be out of town next weekend. My grandfather brought along August Rush for us to watch.
This film starts like any good wholesome family movie should. With a one night stand at a drunken party. Over controlling parents, and fist fights round out the beginning of this film. We then have an unplanned pregnancy, caused by our one night stand, which leads to a young child raised in an orphanage.
Ok now that I have my sarcasm out of the way…
This movie is slow to get going, but the lessons in the movie, and the music are amazing. Once the movie got going, I couldn’t tear my eyes off the screen. The story is of a young child who is raised in an orphanage. He says he can hear the music in the sky, and everything around him speaking to him. It tells him his parents are out there. He believes his parents will find him if only they hear his music.
Robin Williams, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Freddie Highmore star in this movie about music, and hearing music in everything around you. I give this movie 4 stars out of 5. I highly recommend renting if not purchasing the film (which is what I am off to Amazon.com to do right now).