August Rush Movie Review

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A. Title of the Film August Rush B. Lead Characters  Evan Taylor (August Rush) – Freddie Highmore  Lyla Novacek – Keri Russell  Louis Connelly – Jonathan Rhys Meyers C. Director Kirsten Sheridan D. Setting of the Story  New York, USA  San Francisco, USA  Chicago, USA E. Summary of the Film The main character, Evan Taylor, can hear music in everything around him. He is being raised in an orphanage with no contact with his parents, although he insists that he can "hear" them. Evan believes that the music that he can hear in everything from the wind in wheat fields to the buzzing of electrical lines, is some kind of message from his parents, whom he wants desperately to find. During his stay at the orphanage, Evan meets a…show more content…
Evan wants to leave and runs away from Wizard (who is stunned by a blow to the head by Arthur with a guitar) and arrives to the concert just in time to conduct his piece just as Lyla is leaving the performance, who coincidentally is attracted to the music and turns around to approach the stage. At the same time, Louis and his band are in the area, driving in a car. He likes the music he is hearing, and wonders what it is. He sees Lyla's name on a lamp post advertisement of the performance and runs out of the car towards the music. After approaching the stage, he notices the conductor was the kid he met at the park. And, again, coincidentally he finds Lyla right next to him, listening to the music. As Lyla goes closer to the stadium, Louis follows and stands right next to her, holding her hand. In surprise, Lyla looks to her side and sees Louis. And as the piece ends, Evan turns to the crowd, and the three recognize each other. The movie ends as it fades out of the concert at Central Park, with Evan saying in the background, "The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen." F. Ending of the Story Evan gets accepted in Juilliard, where it was discovered that he's a musical genius. Wizard, a man who made money out of the talent of Evan and the other kids, forced him to leave Juilliard and threatened him that he will tell the people Evan’s true identity if he will not go with him.

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