August Rush is great

August RushI went to see a great movie this afternoon. I was killing some time since my bathroom was being remodeled and I couldn’t be at home. Plus, I’d finished a few errands so I figured I should treat myself. August Rush turned out to be an amazing movie.

OK, yes, it has a small degree of cheesiness. It has a few gaping plot holes that you could fly the Space Shuttle through. And the sheer number of unfathomable coincidences could drag on you if you think on them too much. So don’t. Enjoy the sheer joy and beauty of the music and the acting in the movie. The final concert with August’s Rhapsody took my breath away with sheer delight. It just makes you want to get up and spin around the room with a wide grin on your face.

And it doesn’t hurt that Keri Russell is in the movie. Freddie Highmore does an incredible job as the child prodigy. And Jonathan Rhys Meyers does some great playing and singing. Robin Williams, well, his character, I’m still not sure what to think of him. A very complex character…

I llked it so much I went over to Barnes & Noble and grabbed the soundtrack. I don’t know why La Bamba is on there, but now I have those amazing guitar riffs and the haunting cello refrains playing right now.