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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).
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 Home Video Rating: PG
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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).