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August Rush

Released

Nov 20, 2007

Latest Home Video

Mar 10, 2008

MPAA Rating

PG

Cast

Freddie Highmore
Robin Williams
Keri Russell
Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Studio

Warner Brothers Pictures

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Synopsis

August Rush (Freddie Highmore) is a gifted musician and an orphan. Believing his parents (Keri Russell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers) are still alive, the young boy leaves the orphanage and sets off to find them. Along the way he acquires performing skills and the help of a mysterious stranger (Robin Williams).

Content Details

Why Is August Rush Rated PG?

August Rush is rated PG thematic elements, mild violence and language

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Although Evan has a caring social worker, the other boys in the orphanage are bullies who take every opportunity to belittle and rough up the youngster. Family tension is depicted between Lyla and her father as well as Louis and his brother (whose scuffle results in a bloody lip). Once on the streets, Evan is exposed to the unscrupulous ambitions of Wizard and the undisciplined actions of the other runaways. A man is hit with a guitar. Traffic accidents also cause injury. The script contains repeated depictions of alcohol use, infrequent profanities and a storyline revolving around an illegitimate child (no on screen sexual activity is seen).

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
G Violence.
AB PG
MB Not Rated Mature theme.
ON PG Not recommended for Young Children
QC Not Rated
NB
NS
NL
PE
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of August Rush...

DVD Release Date: 11 March 2008

August Rush releases on DVD and Blu-ray in both full frame and widescreen presentations. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Surround 5.1 (English, French and Spanish).

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