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Still shot from the movie: August Rush.

August Rush

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). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 114
Theater Release: 20 Nov 2007
Video Release: 10 Mar 2008
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Some people hear music in their heads. Others hear stories. What influence can those inner voices have on a person? How does Arthur’s love for music sustain him during his time in the orphanage?

The characters in this film talk about hearing and listening. What is the difference? What sounds around us are often unheard? Try sitting quietly for a minute and listening to the sounds you hear.

How do filmmakers use coincidence and missed meetings to build tension in a storyline?

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