August Rush (Blu-ray) PG

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: March 11, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 - English, Spanish
    • Dolby TrueHD 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Additional Scenes
    • Trailers

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 124


User Ratings: 229,247
Rating: 1.5/4 -- Lay(s) on the saccharine schmaltz in broad, simplistic layers. Full Review
From the Front Row
Jul 5, 2019
Someone in Hollywood must have it in for Thanksgiving. How else to explain the cruelly timed release of August Rush, a wretched confection that only the most determined will be able to count among their blessings? Full Review
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
May 8, 2008
Rating: 3/5 -- Yes, August Rush is cheesy, almost embarrassingly so, but it's also irrepressibly sweet. Full Review
Nov 23, 2007
Rating: 1/5 -- A show-stopping compendium of clichés, bogus emotions, duff dialogue and cringeworthy performances. Yet it's so naively idiotic that it's hard to hate. Better just to ignore it. Full Review
Times (UK)
Nov 23, 2007
3 stars out of 5 -- [T]he execution is unblushingly that of a fairy tale....Mark Mancina's original score is a treat too...
Ultimate DVD
Dec 1, 2007
Rating: 1/5 -- A story that could steal the hearts of millions but fails in the attempt... [Full review in Spanish] Full Review
Rincón de cine
Mar 14, 2018
Even the final few moments, which should have us choking up, seemed hurried and shot from the wrong angles.
Ebert & Roeper
Nov 27, 2007

Product Description:

AUGUST RUSH is part romance, part gentle fantasy, but this sweet drama is all heart. When young cellist Lyla (Keri Russell) and rock musician Louis (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) meet at a party in the mid 1990s, it's love at first sight, and they spend the night in each other's arms. But Lyla's father forces them apart, even though she later learns she's pregnant. Later, an accident lands Lyla in the hospital, and though her father tells her that her baby died, the child survives and is given up for adoption. AUGUST RUSH jumps to the present and begins to follow Evan (Freddie Highmore), an 11 year old who has grown up in a boys' home. As Evan embarks on a crusade to find his parents, he imagines he can communicate with them through his gift for music. His journey to New York City brings him into contact with Wizard (Robin Williams), a man eager to capitalize on the child prodigy's talent. Wizard gives Evan the name August Rush as he begins performing all over the city, but the boy's ultimate goal is to find the parents he has never met.

From FINDING NEVERLAND to CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Highmore has displayed an almost prodigious talent himself. He's a gifted young actor, and this emotional story is the perfect venue for his acting. AUGUST RUSH isn't a film for the cynics, but even the hard-hearted in the audience will have difficulty not being touched by this sentimental film. As in Evan's life, music plays a central role in AUGUST RUSH, and it's tough not to let your heart soar along with the melodies. Though it could draw comparisons to OLIVER! and ANNIE, this is a unique and heartwarming film.


Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: November 21 2007

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  • UPC: 085391178279
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