August Rush

(2007)

"August Rush" tells the story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a sheltered young cellist (Keri Russell) who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger (Robin Williams), August (Freddie Highmore) uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth.

‘August Rush’ Gets Dramatic on DVD on March 11th

Here comes the music that runs in the family, on DVD.

August Rush will be released on DVD on March 11. The disc will be released in the standard and Blu-Ray formats on that day, and the HD DVD release will bow on April 1. The film stars Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys-Myers, Freddie Highmore and Robin Williams.

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Freddie Highmore, Kerri Russell, and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers Find Family in ‘August Rush’

The musical fantasy is uplifting in a season of depressing moviesFreddie Highmore plays musical prodigy August Rush in writer/director Kirsten Sheridan's musical fantasy. Highmore 'hears' the music in the desolate surroundings of his orphanage. He knows his parents are looking for him and sets out to find them in the wild of New York City. Kerri Russell and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers play his parents. They are young lovers who spend a magical night together, and are then separated by deception and tragedy. The film is a musical journey of these characters connecting. Robin Williams also costars in a Fagan-esque role taken right from Oliver Twist. Highmore, Russell, and Rhys-Meyers were in New York recently to promote the film. Highmore has certainly grown a lot. This may be the last time we see him play such a young character. Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, before his recent tabloid headlines, spoke fondly of Freddie and seemed to look at him like a little brother. Check out Freddie's take on the film below, followed by some excerpts from Kerri Russell and Jonathan's press conference.

How do you learn to play a musical prodigy?

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CONTEST: Win Huge in Our ‘August Rush’ Giveaway!

On November 21, August Rush comes to theaters nationwide. To celebrate this exciting release we are running an awesome giveaway for our users!

August Rush tells the story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) and a sheltered young cellist (Keri Russell) who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger (Robin Williams), August (Freddie Highmore) uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth.

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