August Rush Film Review (2007)

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August Rush film reviewIf you are a Stanley Jordan fan [as I am], you will undoubtedly enjoy the music of the 2007 film “August Rush”. Of course, most of us have a fibre that will appreciate the musical link between the various separated members of the family. As the last line of the film says, “…the music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.” (Reminds me of a Grateful Dead song: “When you get confused, listen to the music play…” (from Franklin’s Tower).

Among the more interesting roles is the less-than-perfect character of Maxwell “Wizard” Wallace, played by Robin Williams in a role that echoes the role of Fagin in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist.

It is cute film, that fuses the prodigal kid (at the Julliard School) with an Irish rocker (think The Commitments) along with a classical cellist. A fine little film (at least for a long flight) directed by Kristen Sheridan whose father, Jim Sheridan, did “My Left Foot.” The ending, I must add, is entirely predictable and soppy.

Main Actors other than Robin Williams: Freddie Highmore (Evan Taylor or August Rush) and Keri Russell (Lyle Novack, the mother), Jonathon Rhys Meyers (Louis Connelly, the father, who also performs two of the songs himself). Note that the special August Rush guitar playing was handled by Kaki King. The film was nominated for an Oscar in 2007 for Best Original Song.

8 Comments, RSS

  1. JL

    Je suis aussi super fan de STANLEY JORDAN et, je dit que la musique est un don et un cadeaux de l’univers ou l’architecte de ce monde …

  2. Minter

    Music is universal! And, other than in commercial spheres, is a much greater tool of peace than many other form of communication out there.

  3. JL

    la musique éveille les sens, suscite les émotions , élève l’âme et l’esprit dans un voyage commun propre à chacun …

  4. Minter

    I just saw the film again on the flight back from SF to NY and captured this line: “Music is god’s reminder that there’s something else in this universe other than us.”

  5. c'est moi

    Amazing. I was contemplating whether this one was worth the rent or not just yesterday. I am a huge fan of Robin Williams and was leaning toward the rental on that fact alone but now, as a passionate music lover, I am sold!

  6. Anonymous

    THIS MOVIE IS AMAZING!!!!!I never saw and never will see movie better than this!!It made me understang important parts of our life…It’s the best movie ever!!!!

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