Today I wanted to share with you my review of a film I have in my DVD collection, but a film that none of my friends or family have ever heard of, let alone seen...... August Rush
****SPOILER ALERT**** I will try not to give away too much about the story of this film, but I will be describing the basis of it, so just a warning!*****
The film was released in 2007 and stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell, Robin Williams and Freddie Highmore (Spiderwick Chronicles & Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as 'August Rush'.
The story sees sheltered young cellist Lyla and Irish guitar player Louis meet by chance at a party and fall in love. Waking up together, they then go their separate ways, as they lead completely different lives. Little do they know that Lyla is pregnant.....
11 years later, Evan Taylor is a resident in an orphanage, but he knows in his heart that his parents are out there and still want him. He spends his days listening. Not to music, just to life. He hears music in anything and everything, a rare gift, a special gift. This leads him to leave the orphanage and try to find more music, and most importantly, his parents.
This is the start of a big adventure, meeting people, both good and bad, that will shape his life, and change it forever.
The music in the film is lovely, and with every scene change and mood, it is reflected in the sound you hear. Not to mention the music that Evan makes - he cannot play an instrument as he has never learnt, but that doesn't stop him making music! There is a scene where Evan is in an abandoned theatre, and he comes across an acoustic guitar, and it's amazing.
Now I love this film. I haven't watched it in a while, but it is a film I think you can watch anytime. It's a heart warming tale of love, music and faith. I would highly recommend this film to anyone, but especially if you like a feel good film.
Have you heard of or even seen this film?