AUGUST RUSH, realistically speaking, is not what you’d consider a great film. But if you’re looking to be inspired, this is definitely the movie that you need to see. The movie is a fantasy, a fairy tale, with human elements. It isn't one in the sense of Disney's classics, animated with intimate objects procuring human abilities. But the story, a boy who is intent on finding his long-lost family, is one of fairy tale proportions.
You can watch this movie thinking it is going to be terrible, and you will be able to point out many problems. Or you can watch it in knowing full-well what to expect, and you will be left with a plastered smile on your face and tears in your eyes by the end of the movie. It is a wonderful movie, a love story to just about a child's perseverance, but also a love story about the power of music -- the universal language of love and emotions -- and it's ability to transcend into some metaphysical form.
This movie is only for those of us who appreciate the beauty of music. It’s not a musical film, but… it definitely glorifies the wonders of the sound and the notes and the connecting power they hold. The power of this movie, of course, comes from the maestro behind the music tracks and the original score: Hans Zimmer. Having him work for your movie will be like having the best toppings on your pizza.
I say see it if you feel like you need a movie to fill your heart with warmth
P.S Freddy Highmore (Finding Neverland, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory) is pretty convincing as the main character, the musical prodigy kid. The kid reminded me of Haley Joel Osment. Looks pretty much like him. They look so alike that they might have been seperated at birth!