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August Rush (Full Ws Dub Sub Ac3 Dol) [Blu-ray] [2007] [US Import] [Region A]

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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00133KHCY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,738 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Joelle Meunier on 14 April 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This DVD was sent to me as a surprise gift: when I saw what was inside the gift I was not really interested but eventually I decided to watch it
What a surprise! This film is like a dream where all impossible things are possible: where an abandoned baby is not destroyed by it but grows into a bright genial balanced boy, where that boy learns the guitar in a few hours and organ on the spot, where he ends up at Julliard in the composition class, where he writes his own music and conducts the premiere of it ....and I will not tell the conclusion as it would spoil it.
I loved it all: script, acting and of course the marvellous sound track...
So, I bought and got it sent to several friends and family as a surprise gift
So far every single person has been amazed and all enchanted by it
It fells so good to believe, for a short time, that a child can hold his destiny in his own hands; It feels so good when there is no two music categories; the " serious one" and the"trash"
Oliver danced and sung his sad life, August Rush listen and creates music in the quest of his parents.
I was also amazed by so many negative revues by professional critics; don't' they dream sometimes? Eventually a recommendation by one friend is the most enticing incentive.
I had a dream and when I woke up it felt good.
Don't rent it, own it!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Lynnie on 1 May 2008
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The story is totally implausible, Robin Williams is completely miscast and painful to watch and yet this is still one of the most beautiful and uplifting movies I have seen in a long time.

I went online and ordered the soundtrack about 30 minutes into it. If you enjoyed the music check out Newton Faulkner's 'Hand Built by Robots' he has a similar innovative style on the guitar and a a subtle humour to his lyrics you'd probably appreciate too.

Keep an open mind and watch this movie, you won't regret it!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By cat444 on 26 May 2008
Format: DVD
I really enjoyed this film! It was like no other I have ever seen before (in a good way!) For me, it is the brilliant music that makes this film truly inspiring.

Having read a few of the other reviews, I cannot understand the people who gave this film 1 star. Perhaps a couple of them should have actualy watched the film all the way through and given it a chance before writing an review!! Some feel that the story is too unrealistic, where is your imagination!? Its a modern day fairytale, it is supposed to be a little far-fetched! But dont let this put you off, let yourself go with this film and may well find it quite an uplifting experience!

Perfect for a night in with friends/family and a big big box of chocolates!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Lalor on 8 Aug. 2008
Format: DVD
Every once in a while a truly beautiful movie comes along that somehow blows you away to another world and gives you reason to hope in the impossible. That was my exact experience with this fantastic movie.

I was shocked to read that many critics gave this movie a good slating. I fail to understand how anyone can find fault with this movie. True to an extent the story is unrealistic and almost verging on the supernatural but why this should be a reason to fault a movie is beyond me. Look at movies like Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. They're what you'd call complete fantasy and yet they are praised for the worlds they create.

The story may be simple but the simplicity of this movie is what makes it so appealing. The fact that this simple, innocent sotry of a young child hoping to communicate with his lost parents through his music despite the adversaries he faces is naturally endearing and bound to melt the coldest of hearts. Add to this a thought-provoking script and excellent acting and what more can you ask for? Freddie Highmore as young August Rush must be singled out for praise as despite not having much to say he manages to bring out the depth of his passion for music across so clearly. Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers are equally brilliant as the parents managing to build up a very convincing chemistry despite having very little scenes together, while it is interesting to see Robin Williams play a slightly bad character for a change.

If I had to be overly picky about this movie I'd say that the music wasn't as outstanding as I'd hoped.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 30 July 2008
Format: DVD
I have never written a review before, but I couldn't help myself after watching this film.

True, it does start out slow, but the middle and the end completely make up for it. It is wholly entrancing and it's such a joy to be able to forget reality for a moment and just believe in the fairytale. (Completely corny I know, but it seems to work for this film.)

I thought maybe it would just be for girls, but about 10 minutes in to my second viewing, my 15 year old brother wandered in and surprised me with getting extremeley involved in the film. I don't think I've seen him watch anything other than action films for a good many years, yet he (like me) was on his feet at the end, cheering on the characters.

Do not judge this film until you have watched it all the way through!
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