Yesterday, we went to see the movie, August Rush (official movie site). The movie caught our attention a few weeks ago the moment we saw the first preview/commercial on TV. We knew immediately that this is a movie we wanted to see as soon as possible. August Rush just opened in theaters this past Wednesday. “An incredible journey moving at the speed of sound.” (movie tagline)
And we were not disappointed. In fact, we were blown away. August Rush is a very moving movie. It’s no wonder that the movie won a Truly Moving Picture Award.
The movie tells the story of an 11-year-old boy, Evan Talyor, whose name is changed to August Rush (Freddie Highmore) by the Wizard (Robin Williams), who Evan meets on the streets of New York. The boy lives in an orphanage, but believes that he will be reunited with his birth parents one day. He believes the music that he hears in everything will somehow connect him to his parents — Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell) and Louis Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) — from whom he was separated at birth.
We really look forward to this movie coming out on DVD in a few/several months. We may come back later and post some quotes from the movie after it’s released on DVD (subtitles on DVDs make it easy to transcribe some of the dialogue).