Lyla Novacek (Russell) is a Juilliard-trained cellist with a controlling, overbearing father who is none too pleased that his daughter has become pregnant from a one-night stand with rock musician Louis Connelly (Rhys Meyers). When Lyla delivers a baby boy, her father arranges for the child to be put up for adoption, convincing poor Lyla that her baby has died. Eleven-year-old Evan Taylor (Highmore) has lived in an orphange since birth, but he is convinced that his parents will find him somehow, through a shared love of music. Evan runs away to New York and with the help of a street musician named Wizard (Williams) changes his name to August Rush. August sets out to find his parents by performing music in front as many people as he can. (Stacey Pendry)
The anamorphically enhanced 2.36:1 DVD features solid black levels with good shadow delineation. Color fidelity seems natural, although fleshtones can look a touch too pink. Details are not resolved as well as in the best releases, but the image doesn
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