Friday, December 14, 2007
WORTH-IT: So worth it! August Rush is a family friendly happy ending movie made for those of us that need some life inspiration and reaffirmation of the good in life. Although masked by the most cheesy script I've ever heard, the storyline is unique. The heart of young Evan (August himself) tugs you along, giving the audience the same hope to find his parents through an uncanny musical genius he was born with thanks to a musically inclined Keri Russell and Johnathan Rhys-Meyers. Again, cheesy script will make you cringe at these two, especially after Russell instilled us with the utmost respect after Waitress. Nevertheless, the pair finds chemistry underneath the words, and the true heart is revealed in the music, the phenomenal music. So in conclusion, this film is worth its cheesiness to experience the happiness. The music and acting is supreme, and emotion is honest. Give it a chance, but don't expect to be blown away.