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Overall B-

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).

Violence B-
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B
Substance Use C+

MPAA Rating: PG thematic elements, mild violence and language

Why is August Rush rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: August Rush is rated PG for 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).

August Rush
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G Violence.
Alberta PG
Manitoba Not Rated Mature theme.
Ontario PG Not recommended for Young Children
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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