August Rush (2007)

A modern retelling of Oliver Twist, this story follows young Evan (Freddie Highmore) as he searches for his parents in the streets of NYC.  Along the way he encounters the enigmatic “Wizard” (Robin Williams) who is the leader of a group of kids who are street musicians.  When Wizard realizes Evans’ musical gifts, he is eager to make a profit, but through a run in with the police they are separated.  Evan finds his way to a mission that takes him in.  When they too discover his gifts they decide they must be shared, much to Evan’s delight who feels that this way his parents will be able to find him.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Keri Russell co star in this touching and uplifting film.

1hr. 53min.

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