Watch: August Rush 2007 123movies, Full Movie Online – 12 years ago, on a moonlit rooftop above Washington Square, sheltered young cellist Lyla Novacek (Keri Russell) and charismatic Irish singer/songwriter Louise Connelly (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) were drawn together by a street musician’s rendition of ”Moondance” and fell in love. After the most romantic night of her life, Lyla promised to meet Louis again, but despite her protests, her father rushed her to her next concert–leaving Louis to believe that she didn’t care. Disheartened, he found it impossible to continue playing and eventually abandoned his music while Lyla, her own hopes for love lost, was led to believe months later that she had also lost their unborn child in a car accident. Their orphaned son (Freddie Highmore) uses his musical talent as a clue to find his birth parents..
Plot: Lyla and Louis, a singer and a musician, fall in love, but are soon compelled to separate. Lyla is forced to give up her newborn but unknown to her, he grows up to become a musical genius.
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Better than expected
Firstly, being a fan of Jonathan Rhys Meyers I had been hearing about this project for a while and I couldn’t figure out how they’d make sense out of it. It does end up making sense even if it’s a little far-fetched. It’s about a son and his parents who all have to find each other, but my problem was that I couldn’t figure out a way they could have gotten so separated in the first place. But luckily the writers did. It’s pretty sappy and sentimental but if you’re not that kind of person, I can’t imagine you’d be interested in something like this anyway. It’s the type of story that always comes out around this time of year, which is also the most sentimental time of the year. It gives you warm fuzzies so if you like something like ‘Mr. Holland’s Opus’ or ‘About a Boy’ or ‘Love Actually’ you’d more than likely enjoy it.
I don’t know if this qualifies as a musical but it should. It had lots of music in it although people didn’t burst into fits of singing dialogue. The songs were normal songs, mostly original, and they were great. The young people involved were very talented, especially Jamia Simone Nash and Leon G. Thomas. Robin Willams and Terrence Howard had smaller supporting roles. (I’ve been saying that Williams and Bono resemble each other for 20 years so I’m glad he put the hat on and finally proved me right.) JRM and Keri Russell are co-stars who do their jobs well. But the star of the movie is Freddie Highmore. He’s a good actor and I believe this was the first thing I’ve seen him in. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him nominated for this.
I actually think this movie would be good for kids. I think there is maybe one bad word in it and maybe the way he came into the world might bother the extreme conservatives. But it’s uplifting and a story about belief, especially belief in yourself. And I expect that’d be good for anyone to see, except maybe those who really hate too much sentimentality.
Overloads my suspension of disbelief.
99 words or less (okay, 101): Well intentioned, but immaturely written fable about a boy, his parents, and music. It touches on rich ideas, but only superficially, making up for the shallowness by making it all sort of, you know, well, mystical. Yeah, cool.
The movie pulls out all the manipulative melodramatics: It’s oh so moving when we know something the main characters don’t. And this happens over and over again. Swells of music in appropriate places. Implausible plot turns. Lot’s of emoting. Makes you cry, but you kind of resent it.
Rent “Once” instead. A great movie about the redemptive power of music with no compromises.
I feel better now.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min), 1 hr 40 min (100 min) (Israel)
Genre Drama, Music
Director Kirsten Sheridan
Writer Nick Castle, James V. Hart, Paul Castro
Actors Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Country United States, South Korea
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 4 wins & 11 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, USA
Film Length 3,110 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak and Fuji)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)