Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Review: August Rush

Director: Kirsten Sheridan

Starring: Keri Russel, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Robin Williams

Year: 2007

Genre: Drama

Rated: PG

Length: 114 min.

IMDB Summary: A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Despite some cliche elements, this film is elegant and enchanting due to its musical score and its central theme of family. The opening act of the movie is depressing, but the sequences at Julliard and the scene where Evan reconnects with his father on the sidewalk are well-crafted and touching. The film quietly draws the viewer into the struggles of the characters and elicits sympathy--the viewer can't help but cheer when Evan reunites with his family at the end. Although some of the elements are sappy, there's just enough music and sentimentality to make August Rush a feel-good movie worth watching.

For Parents:
Thematic elements and some mild language

My Rating:
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