August Rush parents guide

August Rush

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).

Release date November 20, 2007

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

Why is August Rush rated PG? The MPAA rated August Rush PG thematic elements, mild violence and language

Run Time: 114 minutes

Read Our Full Review & Parent Discussion Questions Here

August Rush
Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is August Rush rated PG? August Rush is rated PG by the MPAA thematic elements, mild violence and language

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).

Page last updated

August Rush
Canadian Movie Rating Info
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

NEW: Listen to our Parent Previews Podcast and take control of media and technology in your family!

News About "August Rush"

Cast and Crew

August Rush is directed by and stars Freddie Highmore, Robin Williams, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers..

Home Video

The most recent home video release of August Rush movie is March 10, 2008. Here are some details…

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).

Related home video titles:

Robin William’s character in this film is a recreation of Fagin from the classic Dicken’s tale, Oliver Twist. (Oliver! is a musical version of his story.) After meeting aboard a cruise ship, two passengers fall in love and decide to reunite in New York—but a disastrous accident interferes with their meeting in An Affair to Remember.

Related news about August Rush

10 Famous Faces We Lost in 2014

10 Famous Faces We Lost in 2014

Teddy's final good-bye is tender and touching and all the more poignant in light of Williams' death.

Robin Williams Dies at Age 63

Robin Williams Dies at Age 63

Williams died on August 11, 2014 at his home in Tiburon, California.